Good catch on them not mentioning the DADT was a Clinton policy, Nate. As far as this issue goes, I have always just been behind whatever policy the different branches of the military preferred to have in place. Far be it for me to say what is best for the armed services.
If I'm not mistaken, all 4 branches wanted this legislation put off until the Afghanistan conflict was resolved.
Obama chose to add to his political scorecard in lieu of following the advice of his military commanders.
I personally think he wanted this passed now because he was tired of being heckled at all his public appearances. Seriously.