UPDATE: On Prejudice and Waste in our Military
On Prejudice and Waste in our Military–Update
Just finished watching “Countdown with Keith Obermann.” Keith brought up the Christian Science Monitor report on the $150,000 bonuses for Arabic linguists, and in his inimitable way blasted the Pentagon for firing the gay Arabic translators because of their sexual orientation.
If Keith is correct–and I have no doubt that he is–300 (not 58, as I reported as of a year ago) Arabic linguists have been fired because they are gay. Furthermore, according to Keith’s calculation, “it would cost $45 million just in bonuses” to replace these translators.
Thanks, Keith for the update and for putting this calamity in a dollars-and-cents perspective.