Monday, February 12, 2007
A Platoon of Lesbians
Apparently the White House is more afraid of homosexuals than they are of terrorists. Even though our military is desperately short of people who can speak and translate languages like Arabic, Farsi and Korean, they have still discharged over 300 gay servicemen and women over the past 10 years under the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.

According to this article, New York congressman Gary Ackerman recently ridiculed this policy, saying:
"For some reason, the military seems more afraid of gay people than they are against terrorists. They're very brave with the terrorists, and if the terrorists ever got ahold of this information, they'd get a platoon of lesbians to chase us out of Baghdad."

Ackerman made one more crack while suggesting that the Department of State could hire dozens of outed - and ousted - former military translators, saying,
"Can we marry up these two - or maybe that's not the right word. . . . Can we have some kind of union of those two issues?"

Which does the Bush administration think is truly a greater threat to our troops? Having gays in the military, or not being able to understand what our enemy is saying?

I'm glad Ackerman said what he did. Sometimes the only way to expose the absurd is with absurdity.


posted by Mike Clawson at 4:51 PM | Permalink |


At 2/13/2007 08:12:00 PM, Anonymous tatiana

Are you kidding? I think this is great.

The more people released from the military, the better. I'm sure all of those people feel like victims of prejudice (which I suppose they are), but I hope they embrace the gift of no longer selling their souls to a great empire.


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