Yep, it’s mandatory! At first glance I cringe. It’s just more normalization of the multi-culturalism, diversity bull-crap and advancement toward acceptance of Law of the Sea, International Criminal Courts, Sharia Law, etc., all trumping our U.S. Constitution.
On the other hand our military and Special Ops, FBI, CIA, etc., are at a disadvantage having too few Arab speakers which became glaringly clear after Sept. 11, 2001. Let’s face it we’re all gonna learn Spanish by assimilation, hopefully before the PC crowd makes it our official language, but Arabic is a critical-need language not likely picked up on the street.
That’s why Abdul what’s his face, you know the Ground Zero Mosque guy can go on the Hannity Show and apologize in English for what he said after 9/11 (it’s America’s fault) and praise Hamas and Hezbollah, etc., and then turn right around appearing on Al-Jazerra, speaking Arabic of course, and lie his ass off and laugh at how gullible the Americans are. You know that taqiyyah thing. The ends justifies the means when it comes to lying to infidels to advance their cause. And it seemed to have been effective. Hannity swallowed the act hook, line and sinker.
And here’s another thing, as the UN (even though overly subsidized by the US) gets more and more Arbized we better have a boat-load of Arab speakers coming up through the ranks of our military (hopefully not like Major Hassan practicing his Arabic as he screamed “Allah Akbar” mowing down 13 Americans at Ft. Hood) and Special Ops or we’re toast here pretty soon.
~Remember: The government has NO resources. They produce NOTHING. They can only take from one group and give to others they feel more worthy of their largess (and votes). Push for tax reform.