Thursday, May 24, 2007

The War On Terror Is A Joke

Lawmakers who say the military has kicked out 58 Arabic linguists because they were gay want the Pentagon to explain how it can afford to let the valuable language specialists go.

Seizing on the latest discharges, involving three specialists, members of the House of Representatives wrote the House Armed Services Committee chairman that the continued loss of such "capable, highly skilled Arabic linguists continues to compromise our national security during time of war."

One sailor discharged in the latest incident, former Petty Officer 2nd Class Stephen Benjamin, said his supervisor tried to keep him on the job, urging him to sign a statement denying that he was gay. He said his lawyer advised him not to sign it, because it could be used against him later if other evidence ever surfaced.

That's right. We don't have enough people who can translate arabic, but we have kicked 58 gay people out who can, including three very recently. This war is a joke, our president is a bumbling idiot, and I am beginning to believe this is all just a big scare tactic being used to take away our civil liberties, and increase profits of the friends of the president.

We don't care where Bin Laden is, we allow our allies like Saudi Arabia to fund terrorists, we kick people out of the military who translate arabic, but we are in a war for our freedom.