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Comedy Takes on Don't Ask, Don't Tell (Video)

Now that Don't Ask Don't Tell is history, comedians seem more emboldened to take on the controversial law. The humor newspaper "The Onion" posted a story today with the headline "First-Ever Gay 'Dear John' Letters Begin Reaching U.S. Troops Overseas." The article reports on the new trend sparked by the end of DADT: gay troops getting dumped while deployed. "The Onion" quotes Clarence Navarro of the Human Rights Campaign as saying:

"[N]ow all troops, regardless of their sexual orientation, are free to have their entire lives ripped out from underneath them in a single short note."

The satire doesn't stop there. Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" had a special "live" report from Afghanistan on the DADT repeal. Correspondent Jason Jones explained to host Jon Stewart how the troops were now able to visit Trader Joe's to buy supplies for cocktails. Take a look: