Wednesday, June 10, 2009

We Interrupt Our Regularly Scheduled Blog

We interrupt our usual blog about fitness with this bit of stupidity.

A few years ago it was the discharge of 9 language translators (6 who were trained to speak Arabic) even though the military was critically short of linguists and aggressively recruited Arabic speakers after the September 11 attacks.

Now they've discharged Lt. Colonel Victor Fehrenbach, a guy who has served our country with distinction for 18 years. He flew combat missions in Afghanistan and Iraq, received 8 air medals and was hand-picked to patrol the Washington D.C. airspace after 9-11.

I don't care what your personal feelings are about gays and lesbians; this policy is idiotic. Our country needs a well educated and well trained military. It is absolutely absurd that we continue to kick highly skilled, decorated and dedicated men and women out of the service simply for being gay.

Sign Lt. Colonel Victor Fehrenbach's petition

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