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May 27, 2009

Talk About the Inhumane Behavior of the Military Serving a Radicalizing Function

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Call it cause and effect.

In this photo, taken in 2007 south of Baghdad, we see 1st Lt. Dan Choi of the Army’s 10th Mountain Division on top of a Humvee with an Iraqi sheikh. In this photo, taken yesterday, we see Dan Choi, wearing his dog tags, at a Hollywood rally awaiting the California Supreme Court ruling on Prop 8. Choi, who served as an Arabic-speaking specialist, was dismissed by the military for “violating” “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

… By the way, where exactly is “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” on the White House, Pentagon and Democratic congressional agenda now?

(image 1: A.P. via Dan Choi. image 2: Damian Dovarganes/A.P. Los Angeles, May 26, 2009)

  • http://justbetweenstrangers.blogspot.com/ acm

    By the way, where exactly is “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” on the White House, Pentagon and Democratic congressional agenda now?
    well, Obama says he intends to get to it. there are just some giants to slay first, not least health care reform, and only so much political capital to spread around before that. afterwards, it will be a different world…

  • bystander

    … By the way, where exactly is “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” …?

    Probably queued up to be dealt with right along with some other civil liberties that seem to be MIA.

  • Tena

    “robably queued up to be dealt with right along with some other civil liberties that seem to be MIA.

    And which civil liberties are those? I don’t seem to be missing any of mine so I’m very curious as to which ones you are missing.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p010536c493b8970b The Tim Channel

    My previous comment was deleted as it was posted. What’s up with that?
    Enjoy.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p010536c493b8970b The Tim Channel

    Sorry for the multiple posts, but something is amiss in the comment system. I’m not being profane or obtuse, just pointing out a really serious issue with this website.
    Enjoy.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p010536c493b8970b The Tim Channel

    I’m wondering if my use of the word that rhymes with HAY (in reference to folks who have same gender affectations) is the issue?
    Enjoy.

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