I'm neither from the US or Afghanistan, but I don't see a problem with this.
It's limited and confined, and I'm sure it keeps up the morale for gay and lesbian people working there.
It was a one off event, so is a party really that important?
I mean who is actually making a huge issue out of one theme party?
I know other gay activists will disagree with me and say this is "pinkwashing", and that no gay or lesbian person should celebrate being in an
I don't like war crimes and atrocities, but I'm glad gay people have equal rights in the US army, and it seems to be withdrawing anyway.
I still think the US army was better than the Russians, or Islamists who kill their people and stop girls from going to school.
Do they really want the Taliban back?
I'd like to see the women's vote on that one.
I think for internal matters in the army, this was a great event for the US military, and a great way to recognize fantastic gay and lesbian staff,
who had to start the war in the closet.
Gay people went there not entirely free, and now at least they are free.
Perhaps it's a reminder that all people should, and can be free!
But the US military also had great sensitivities to local Muslim customs like Ramadan, so at least symbolically this does not deviate from a tradition
of attempting to respect various peoples.
edit on 6-7-2013 by halfoldman because: (no reason given)