Representative Gary Ackerman (D-NY) recently let slip the Achilles' heel of the Bush administration's Iraq policy.
A congressman from New York on Wednesday jokingly suggested the Bush administration may fear a "platoon of lesbians" more than terrorists in Baghdad,
given the military’s resistance to letting gays openly serve.
Rep. Gary Ackerman’s criticism of Pentagon policy came as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Ackerman, a New York City Democrat, complained to Rice that the military had fired Arabic and Farsi translators after learning the translators were gay."For some reason, the military seems more afraid of gay people than they are against terrorists. They’re very brave with the terrorists, and if the terrorists ever got ahold of this information, they’d get a platoon of lesbians to chase us out of Baghdad,"
said Ackerman, prompting laughter in the hearing room. Yahoo News
In response to this recent revelation, lesbians across the nation are preparing to storm Iraq and drive the American military back to the United States. Among the first wave to arrive on the Iraqi shores are the members of the crew of the pirate ship the Mound, led by Cap'n Dyke, Pirate Queen
. Before the voyage, Inigo
, one of the ship's crew members was quoted as saying, "Aye, their worst fears be people of color lesbians in great screaming hordes!!! aargh!! lesbians who be havin’ abortions!!! aargh!!!"