The issue isn't really basic homophobia. It's the way insults are created. "Fag" is a term like "Retarded," "Moron," and "Idiot." All of them commonly used insults that are derived from conditions or lifestyle choices (Actually it's different because homosexuality isn't a negative like being mentally retarded, but, I'll ignore that for the moment.) The statement doesn't show the homophobia in the military but rather the general inconsideration that we have in our choice of words. At least, how I read it, "Fags" referred to the Taliban.<P>Wrong, but not as wrong.<P>------------------
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