Friday, May 15, 2009

OK to torture? God forbid I have a boy friend!

Well, this is a sticky wicket my friends. We can torture the snuff out of someone because we are at war. And, mind you I agree, a very different kind of war. We have terrorist enemies all the world over. But here is my dilemma......They do not speak English. They speak...what..Arabic? Farsi? Maybe some speak the languages of Somalia and other foreign countries? Now, you have translators and interpreters. What do you do if they can't do their job? The can't do the job that YOU hired them to do. Up till now they have done a damn good job. You do the torture and we [as an interpreter{ just the devils advocate}] tell you what he is screaming. But I'm not there to tell you. In fact, many of us are gone. Why, you ask? Hmmmmm....been discharged all of the sudden. I've been an integral part of this war on terror. Helped you get tons of information. Water boarded for you. Electric shocked for you. Made them stand for hours. Just so you could get useful information. But....GOD FORBID I have a boyfriend!!! After all this and that, fired for my personal freedoms. I can twist the hell out of someone for you so my country can be safe and free, yet I can't enjoy those freedoms for myself? What happened to my Commander-in-Chief?He promised to repeal DADT. That's "Don't ask, Don't tell" for those of you who do not like abbreviations. In his stump speeches he says DADT is wrong for the country. Now? He won't even stand up for us as soldiers and intervene. What happened to the man? Why do politicians claim to have Christian Morals yet they lie constantly. Lie to get what they want. Lie to have their own way. Now I'll say that I voted for the man. I like his policies in general. And, I suppose, I really like him as a person. I understand he's from Chicago. A city with tons of corruption. [How many years have the Daleys been in charge?] I'm sure some of that has rubbed off. I'm sure that he grew up in a culture that had an objection to the gay man. [ Afro American Male]. And that has rubbed off also. But come on Mr. President! The men and women who have served you so well deserve more. The soldier that made it possible for black students to enter a high school. The soldier that fought to eradicate Nazi-ism. The soldier that fought Communism in Korea. The soldier that fought Viet Nam. The soldier in the Balkans. The soldier in Grenada. The soldier in Desert Storm. The soldier in the Civil war. The Revolutionary soldier. The charge up San Juan Hill. They all deserve more. They are good enough to fight and die for you, sir. Fight and die so you can finally become the President of the United States. You claim DADT is immoral yet, you won't stand up for soldier Choi who was recently discharged from Military service in Guantanamo? The man who served this country. Who, daily, protected us! Who kept us safe so we can enjoy the freedoms of this country! He can't enjoy those freedoms now, himself? You know that piece of paper he has defended? Hmmmm..I think it's called the Constitution? The same one you oathed to uphold? " All men are created equal. and they are endowed with certain unalienable rights. The rights of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness." I guess that doesn't include the American Soldier. The right to defend and possibly die but, GOD FORBID! Do not love whom you want! You do not have, and are not covered by, the Founding Fathers words that your Revolutionary Soldier brothers fought to defend. Mr. President, just once I would like to see a man stand up for what he believes and does what he says he will do, no matter what the outcome or the consequences. The 10 percent of us would like to enjoy those freedoms also, sir. I pray daily that we are kept safe. That another 9/11 does not occur. But, GOD FORBID! I have a boyfriend!

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