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Linguists, lesbians and terrorists.

By Tim Grieve
Published February 8, 2007 4:35PM (EST)

New York Democratic Rep. Gary Ackerman, arguing that if Condoleezza Rice wants to complain about the lack of foreign-language speakers available for Iraq, perhaps the administration ought to do something about the dozens of linguists who have been fired under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell": "For some reason, the military seems more afraid of gay people than they are [of] terrorists, but they're very brave with the terrorists ... If the terrorists ever got a hold of this information, they'd get a platoon of lesbians to chase us out of Baghdad."


Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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