Freedom

Posted by: on Dec 5, 2004 | 3 Comments

So fighting for the Iraq justification du jour, freedom, in a country that obviously doesn’t want freedom, now involves calling up the ready reserves. Not new news, but watching these people on 60 Minutes — old, out of shape, being lied to over technicalities about their fulfillment of duty, and even disabled — is just so fucking disgusting.
We’re now gonna “protect America” by dropping 55 year old semi-retired women into Fallujah. Brilliant, George, just fucking brilliant.
Meanwhile, America is unfazed. Hurry, there’s a sale on Bibles at Wal-Mart!
51% of you should be ashamed of yourselves. It doesn’t get more un-Christian than this gross back-door draft. Instead of instituting a real draft — and getting able bodied people to fight this ridiculous misadventure — we get this. And why? Election year politics.

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  1. Liberation Learning
    December 6, 2004

    I am opposed to the draft – in all forms:
    – Age draft
    – Poverty draft
    – Backdoor draft
    – Skills draft
    I am opposed to the draft – in all forms:
    Age draft
    Poverty draft
    Backdoor draft
    Skills draft
    You might be interested in JustSayNoToTheDraft.com, a new campaign to stop the draft before it starts.

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  2. schmeeve
    December 6, 2004

    Um, that’s my entire point… A DRAFT HAS ALREADY STARTED.
    I oppose the draft, but I also opposed this war and I opposed this President. Two words: Pottery Barn.

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  3. schmeeve
    December 6, 2004

    And yes, I’m also aware that given a “real” draft, it’d be nothing more than class warfare.
    I almost wonder if this designed to put an end to the “volunteer” army. No 17 year old looking at grandma parachuting into Mosul is going to sign up.

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