Tuesday, December 02, 2003
I would say this isn't just losses in personnel, but losses in the supposedly important War on Terra that Bush is waging. Yet another idiotic position being taken by the military.
BTW, Gen. Wesley Clark fully supports allowing gays to openly serve in the military.
A Policy Translates to Losses (washingtonpost.com):
"Confronted with a shortage of Arabic interpreters and its policy banning openly gay service members, the Pentagon had a choice to make.
Which is how former Spec. Glover came to be cleaning pools instead of sitting in the desert, translating Arabic for the U.S. government.
In the past two years, the Department of Defense has discharged 37 linguists from the Defense Language Institute for being gay. Like Glover, many studied Arabic. At a time of heightened need for intelligence specialists, 37 linguists were rendered useless because of their homosexuality. "
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