May 08, 2009
Deconstructing the Case Of Lt. Choi
Assorted lefties and the Gay Mafia are all up in arms about this story:
In spite of President Obama's declared stance against the "don't-ask-don't-tell" policy that keeps openly gay individuals out of the military, the U.S. Army on Thursday told Lt. Dan Choi he is being dismissed for publicly revealing his homosexuality.The standard line seems to be that we can't afford to lose people like Lt. Choi, who speaks Arabic, just because they're gay.
Let's assume that Lt. Choi is at least of average, if not superior, intelligence. From that, it follows that Lt. Choi was fully aware of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy put in place by the Clinton administration. Lt. Choi, not being an idiot, could assume that his superiors would take note of his MSNBC television appearance, in which he publicly announced his sexual orientation. And it logically follows that Lt. Choi would be discharged for violating the policy.
Therefore, Lt. Choi, knowing that his skills were valuable to his nation's security, chose to forfeit his military career, depriving the military of those skills, in order to make a socio-political point on a television show. Thus, Lt. Choi values his sexual preference subculture above his country.
Not only is this a monumentally dysfunctional decision, it brings into question Lt. Choi's judgement.
We just don't need platoon leaders, or linguists, with bad judgement and divided loyalties serving in the military.