Obama To Fire His First Gay Arabic Linguist
Aaron Belkin
Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Palm Center at UCSB
Posted May 7, 2009 | 04:52 PM (EST)

Dan Choi, a West Point graduate and officer in the Army National Guard who is fluent in Arabic and who returned recently from Iraq, received notice today that the military is about to fire him. Why? Because he came out of the closet as a gay man on national television.

Some readers might think it unfair to blame Obama. After all, the president inherited the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law when he took office. As Commander-in-Chief, he has to follow the law. If the law says that the military must fire any service member who acknowledges being gay, that is not Obama’s fault.

Or is it?

Don’t ask, Don’t tell is bad policy, Mr. President.

We have an Armed Services that now accepts:
1. Rural Terrorists – better known as White Supremacists
2. Urban Terrorists – better known as Gang Members

But, a West Point Grad who speaks Arabic can be thrown out, during a time of WAR, because he’s a homosexual.

Uh huh.

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