Ed Team

Could Linguists Fired Under DADT Have Prevented 9/11?

Filed By Ed Team | April 25, 2009 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Don't Ask Don't Tell, knights out, pinknews.co.uk

"Despite its simplicity, nobody was able to translate it. Any of the dozens of linguists already discharged for being gay at the time would have done so easily."

--Dan Choi, West Point graduate and infantry platoon leader, speaking about a message the State Department intercepted on September 10, 2001, warning of the attacks on September 11. Choi is co-founder of Knights Out, a new support group for LGBT West Point graduates. (H/t, PinkNews.co.uk.)

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