Demonstrating once again that soldiers lives are secondary to courting the post 1960s southern provincial base of the new Republican party, the military discharged three more desperately needed Arab linguists under the "don't ask, don't tell" policy. That brings the number of Arab linguists discharged under don't ask don't tell to 58. 58! All of the rationalizations in the world cannot excuse such flagrant disregard for the lives and safety of American soldiers (and innocent Iraqi civilians).
Gays have always served in the military and gays work successfully in every other occupation and profession. With the possible exceptions of male professional athletes and Republican party leadership positions, they do so openly.
Perhaps situations like these firings do more to advance the so-called gay agenda (aka the same rights as everyone else) as Americans see that pig-headed bigotry is trumping the safety of American soldiers.