Friday, February 09, 2007

A Platoon of Lesbians

I love this. I'm taking it from FrontLines blog, run by the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network.

I'll just quote them:
Yesterday, during hearings on the State Department's 2008 budget request, [Congressman Gary] Ackerman noted that Secretary Rice repeatedly emphasized the importance of recruiting qualified language experts to work in the agency. Remembering that the armed forces have fired more than 300 language experts (including at least 55 fluent in Arabic), Ackerman wondered, "Can we marry up those two — or maybe that's the wrong word — can we have some kind of union of those two issues?"

"I'm not aware of the availability of people, but I certainly will look [at] what we are doing right now," Rice responded.

"But maybe you might find some of those competent people among those who are recently unemployed," Ackerman replied.

But it was the Congressman's clear disguist for "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the military ban that led to those dismissals, that has everyone in Washington buzzing:

"Well, it seems that the military has gone around and fired a whole bunch of people who speak foreign languages — Farsi and Arabic, etc.," Ackerman said. "For some reason, the military seems more afraid of gay people than they are against terrorists, but they're very brave with the terrorists. ... If the terrorists ever got a hold of this information, they'd get a platoon of lesbians to chase us out of Baghdad."

I can just see that, can't you?


Anonymous Anonymous said...


I posted a response to your Romans 1 and 2 discussion on the "Spitzer Video" thread.

Didn't know how long you keep up with these things.

February 09, 2007 1:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice design of blog.

August 13, 2007 3:25 PM  

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