Call it cause and effect.
In this photo, taken in 2007 south of Baghdad, we see 1st Lt. Dan Choi of the Army’s 10th Mountain Division on top of a Humvee with an Iraqi sheikh. In this photo, taken yesterday, we see Dan Choi, wearing his dog tags, at a Hollywood rally awaiting the California Supreme Court ruling on Prop 8. Choi, who served as an Arabic-speaking specialist, was dismissed by the military for “violating” “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”
… By the way, where exactly is “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” on the White House, Pentagon and Democratic congressional agenda now?
(image 1: A.P. via Dan Choi. image 2: Damian Dovarganes/A.P. Los Angeles, May 26, 2009)