Saturday, January 06, 2007

A side of the back-door draft only the Cryptkeeper could love

I've always thought it problematic that the US Armed Forced as headed up by King George was requiring servicepeople who had more than fulfilled their contractual obligations to risk their lives to serve in the Iraq war by calling them back to active duty after serving multiple tours in the warzone, but asking those who have already died to re-up goes way beyond the pale. Two hundred seventy-five (275) soldiers who were recently de-activitated because they were killed or wounded in action were sent letters urging them to return to active duty. This occurred as part of a post-holiday mass mailing in which the Army requested 5,100 officers who recently left the service to come back and, I can gather, is part of BushCo's new call to surge the course. Nothing says I'm wishing you the Happiest of New Years better than the suggestion you increase the risks of not surviving to see another.

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