Wednesday, April 11, 2007

15 months

U.S. is Extending Tours of Army in Battle Zones from 12 months to 15. This isn't 15 months in college, or a factory job, or office work.

This is 15 months in the desert. A desert where 3,294 soldiers have been killed and 24,476 have been wounded.

It's a volunteer army, but I guarantee you that those young people picking up free pens and mouse pads from recruiters in the high school cafeteria had no idea they were volunteering for this.


Maria said...

Oh, dude. I'm with you all the way on this one.

emmapeelDallas said...

My great nephew, age 21, is a marine doing his 3rd tour. At 19, he was going door to door in Fallujah, looking for whatever/whoever it is that soldiers look for on those patrols.

My twin sons are just 8 days younger than Jon, and I faced down a recruiter to keep one of them from signing up. I hate war, and I'm not a big fan of the military in general...