Wednesday, September 22, 2004

No draft my ass!

I've never understood the military's obsessive hard-on for a party that just absolutely pants to send soldiers off to die. I realize there's that whole "if you just train for the Super Bowl your whole life and never get to play in the game, that just sucks" argument, but then again, we're talking reality here, life and death, not Janet and Justin's wardrobe malfunction. I'm not cracking on the military, just their general blind obedience to the Republican party. That fact amazes me even more in light of what this particular administration has done to the active soldiers, as well as the returning vets. The most recent example of how pResident AWOL shits on the very essence of our current forgeign policy is that troops are now being told that unless they reenlist for a three-year hitch, they're going to be sent to Iraq:
The 3rd Brigade Combat Team from Fort Carson...said last week that they were told to re-enlist for three more years - or be transferred to Iraq. "They said if you refuse to re-enlist with the 3rd Brigade, we'll send you down to the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, which is going to Iraq for a year, and you can stay with them, or we'll send you to Korea, or to Fort Riley (in Kansas) where they're going to Iraq," said one of the soldiers.

Read the rest of the story, (apologies to Paul Harvey, R-Horse Molester) as well as some other information that will make your blood boil.

Help is on the way, indeed.



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