During a Congressional hearing yesterday, Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY) questioned Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice about her agency’s policy on employing gays and lesbians. When Rice stated that Foggy Bottom doesn’t have a policy similar to the military’s, Ackerman continued:
“Good for you. Well, it seems that the military has gone around and fired a whole bunch of people who speak foreign languages — Farsi and Arabic, etc.,” Ackerman said, adding that after much money and time were spent to train the linguists and after they passed their security tests, “many of them told on themselves and were fired.”
“For some reason, the military seems more afraid of gay people than they are against 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,” Ackerman said, receiving some chuckles from the audience.
i’m trying to picture this and all I get is a comic-book image…and yet it isn’t funny at all.