Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Losing the war in Iraq

Who would have thought the military was struggling in Iraq partially due to its homophobia. To wit, The New Yorker noted this in its December 18 edition:

"...Five years after the 9/11 attacks, our one-thousand-strong Embassy in Baghdad has just six fluent speakers of Arabic, plus twenty-seven who aren't fluent. (As the [Iraq Study Group] Report does not mention, fifty-five Arabic language specialists have been cashiered from the military for being gay.)"

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