We were excited to learn that only one gay man who spoke Arabic was kicked out of the army for violating “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” last year – of roughly a sixty that have been kicked out for being gay in the first dozen years since the policy was enacted by Bill Clinton. Every year the numbers are going down, we are delighted to report.
This is because we, like the Armed Forces and the Bush administration, are glass-is-half-full people.
We prefer to concentrate on the fact that, while scores of untranslated tapes and documents are piling up in defense warehouses, the military has made a conscious effort to protect national security and the lives of our soldiers abroad - by pretending that gay people don’t exist. Bravo!
Our glasses, you see, like those of the Armed Forces and the Bush Administration, are half full of bullshit.