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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Iraq - Bring Back The Draft

Why are all those healthy young Republican men and women sitting around on their asses and slandering the military? Rush Limpbaugh gets to call the troops "phony soldiers," and his base eats it up, yet not one of them volunteers to expose their ass to the hell that we have created in Iraq. Sturdy members of the "Gathering of Eagles" apparently beat up the father of a dead soldier, and the media gives this crime no coverage, but apparently these criminals are insufficiently sturdy to sign up to fight, like the dead man did.

Now twelve Army captains are calling for a return to the draft or an immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops, according to Raw Story. I can't wait to hear the rightwing attack on these fine soldiers. Will they be called phonies too?
"There is one way we might be able to succeed in Iraq," wrote the ex-captains, all of whom saw service in Iraq between 2003 and 2006.

"To continue an operation of this intensity and duration, we would have to abandon our volunteer military for compulsory service. Short of that, our best option is to leave Iraq immediately.

"A scaled withdrawal will not prevent a civil war, and it will spend more blood and treasure on a losing proposition," they wrote.
Any person to the left of Attila the Hun who criticizes this ill-planned, poorly executed, disastrous war of occupation is immediately labeled a traitor and accused of not supporting the troops. Anyone who criticizes Bush is accused of denigrating the sacrifices of the soldiers.

Put your money where your mouth is, Yellow Elephants. Sign up for the war, and let the troops who have been serving multiple extended tours of duty come home!

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