Friday, May 25, 2007
Shooting Ourselves in the Foot on Fighting Terrorism
Lolita C. Baldor
May 23, 2007
WASHINGTON — Lawmakers who say the military has kicked out 58 Arabic language experts because they were gay want the Pentagon to explain how it can afford to let the valuable specialists go.
We've become such a screwed up country when we are willing to let someones sexuality get in the way of our national security!! And yet with a straight face Bush tells us that we are winning the "War on Terror!!" Then there are the rank and file Republicans pounding there chests repeating this rhetoric that they are stronger on terrorism!!!! Just recently we heard Rudy telling everyone that we should expect another terrorist attack under a Democratic president but who's firing half a hundred crucial Arabic translators eh Rudy?!!! And of course this isn't anything new--the military has been discharging gay soldiers for a long time.
This is like discharging the "code breakers" of World War II if they were found out to be gay. We need all the help that we can get in fighting terrorism and to fire Arabic translators for their sexual preference is one of the DUMBEST things I've EVER heard in military history!!
And in a related story we are hearing that progress in being able to work with Iraqis is being severely hampered because of a lack of ARABIC TRANSLATORS!!!!!!!!! I'm increasingly convinced that most Republicans have an animal brain but I hesitate because I like animals and don't want to give them a bad name. I prefer to think that they have a squeaky toy for a brain that was (fittingly for these outsourcing addicts) made in China.
So what if we might not be able to catch Osama bin Laden because of a lack of Arabic translators!! At least we don't have any of those dirty homa-sex'als in our military!!! We know where are priorities lie. All of this in the face of a military that needs all the troops and specialists that it can get. These people have no sense of logic--they make most of their decisions on emotions and emotions can get you killed when you're in a war.
Call me crazy but I'd rather have a gay, Arabic translator then a non-English speaking President.
---End of Transmission---