This must be getting very difficult to rationalize....
Defense Secretary Robert Gates has given "the okay" for the Military to recruit foreigners with a background in medicine and language skills. Many of these positions once belonged to Americans that were forced out from serving under the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.
In other words, the military is forced by law to recruit non-Americans for these "vital" positions over patriotic Americans who happen to be gay. Consider, the Pentagon says it has a "chronic shortage" of linguists. But the military forced
out 58 gay Arabic linguists in 2007. And now, they're attempting to replace those 58 trained, gay linguists with foreigners.
Let's take a look at what's happening here: As the AP says, the Pentagon is trying to find 1,000 foreigners to fill these positions. But from 2002 through 2006, the military kicked out 3,715 troops under the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Policy. Think any "doctors, nurses, and linguists" were included in there?