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Pentagon abandons active-duty time limit

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070112/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/us_iraq_military

I wish I had time to post more, both in reply and in rant-mode, but I'm totally swamped at the moment.

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athenaps
Jan. 12th, 2007 09:11 am (UTC)
I wrote to a friend of mine whose husband is in the reserves and had already served a year in Iraq and told her that her president is a dick, and that I really hope her husband doesn't have to go back to Iraq because their president is a dick. I really feel for them. I have a bad feeling he's going to get called up again.

Fucking Bush.
lostcities
Jan. 12th, 2007 11:52 am (UTC)
I have no words. I wonder if he'd do that if he had a son over there.
liminalia
Jan. 12th, 2007 01:59 pm (UTC)
That's how I feel about it. "You want 20,000 more troops? Fine. When are the twins enlisting? And any Congress person who votes for this had better be signing up their kids too."
nightpaws
Jan. 12th, 2007 07:50 pm (UTC)
I feel sick to my stomach now.

Beth, I know this part is more in regard to a prior posting (I just didn't get to reply there since it was on a hectic day so I'll say it now), but I respect you more for being upfront, standing by your views, and making them known to the world especially since you run your own business. That just makes me want to support your company more.

I still get chills when I think about one of the first few guys from Maine who was killed while being deployed. I knew him through a guy I was dating before. It's only gotten worse since then. I know they understand what they risk when they do enlist, but friends and loved ones dying isn't something I can put a good spin on. I don't care if they died for something they signed up for. It still sucks.
girleevviill
Jan. 12th, 2007 08:15 pm (UTC)
This is a real fucking disgrace. One of my friends is currently BACK in Iraq, serving in Baghdad as a member of the National Guard. He's got four kids ranging from 6 to a couple of months old and Jay is 38. This is his second stint over there, and there's no end in sight. It just enrages me when people talk about sacrifice and how we have to make a commitment to solve the problem in Iraq. The way I see it, we pretty much caused the 'problem', and why should it take the blood of innocent people on both sides to wash some of the shit away? It's just too much to ask. Way too much.
ladybladethrust
Jan. 13th, 2007 02:25 am (UTC)
Keith Olbermann (MSNBC correspondent) feels as do we all:

(His 9-minute rebuttal to Shrub's latest joke of a speech) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aP45bCCUHI
kebechet
Jan. 13th, 2007 03:14 am (UTC)
Re:
Great link! I miss a lot of Olbermann. Damn crappy tivo. Thank you so much for showing this to me... it is brutal and truly moving. I'm going to repost it!
abejitanegra
Jan. 16th, 2007 02:46 pm (UTC)
My boyfriend is going to Iraq for the 3rd time in April. He's not a reservist, so his situation is different, but it means more months of me quaking in my boots. I feel sick every time I see the news and he's not even there yet.
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