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Stop the draft, er, the war, er recruiting ... why are we here?
Posted by: McQ on Friday, October 19, 2007

Ah Berkley protests, they're just not what they used to be. All my young former hippy, flowerchild, earth-womyn are now 'Grandmothers Against the War' (or Code Pink, or well, you get the drift). Apparently they and counter protesters have been shouting at each other across the street at a local recruiting station.

The purpose of Code Pink and GATW being there?
"Our message is very clear. We are peaceful people. We don't want to send our sons and daughters into this war. I think the sentiment of Berkeley is on this side of the street," said CodePINK co-founder Medea Benjamin.
Has anyone told her we have a volunteer force? Seems another change amongst the protesters might be a touch of senility. You just can't recapture '68 without a draft, Ms. Benjamin ... sorry about that.
 
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Our message is very clear. We are peaceful people. We don’t want to send our sons and daughters into this war. I think the sentiment of Berkeley is on this side of the street," said CodePINK co-founder Medea Benjamin.
But I bet they support Rangel’s draft proposal
 
Written By: shark
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Just last night I was at dinner with a couple friends and a few other people. I listened to one guy talk for almost 10 minutes about how "Bush took his wife" away from him. When I asked how Bush managed to pull that one off, he replied that his wife was in the Air Force Reserve and had been deployed to Afghanistan.

I pointed out that the only way she would get sent to Afghanistan is if she had signed up of her own free will. Nobody forced her to sign her name on the line.

It turns out she joined the Air Force Reserve in order to be able to afford schooling.
 
Written By: Nathan
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A little quick on the draw, up there:

He didn’t have anything else to say about Bush stealing his wife.
 
Written By: Nathan
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Wait, you mean they expected her to follow through on a commitment?

Those monsters...
 
Written By: Scott Jacobs
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Those monsters...
You know, if I lived in a more forward thinking state, I might suggest to my legislators that it would be a good idea if we got a Congressional resolution passed that condemned the military for insisting people who joined the Guard or Reserve for the education and additional pay but not for that fighting and defending the country stuff actually live up to the ’unforeseen’ aspects of the commitment they made. I mean, surely, they didn’t realize when they signed that stuff that they might actually have to do something for the benefits!

A Non-binding resolution, of course.

Or...
We could get a government program created to give money to young people (maybe even 25 year old children!) to prevent them from signing up with the Reserve or Guard just for education benefits or extra pay. This would "prevent us sending kids to Iraq to get their heads blown off for the president’s amusement."
 
Written By: looker
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You can tell a lot about a person by their actions and words. "We don’t want to send our sons and daughters into this war" explicitly describes the controlling nature of these individuals. They think they’re sons and daughters are not capable of making important decisions for themselves like whether to make the sacrifice of serving their country via the armed forces. Isn’t it narcissism when you think that your opinion counts above all others, especially when throwing your opinions around carelessly as if they were facts.
 
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