Monday, January 30, 2006


Here is the sensational headline by Reuters:

Army Forces 50,000 Soldiers into extended active duty.

This is the response at The Officer's Club:

For god's sake, knock it off Reuters. The army "forces" soldiers to do things all the time, the more appropriate term for it is "orders." That's what the military is, that's what they do. That's why service is a sacrifice, and that's why soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines are so special to the American people.

During the World War II years, soldiers deployed and -in many cases- didn't see home for two to three years. Reuters is acting like extended deployments are some new phenomena invented by the evil Bush administration.

Could we please PLEASE just stop the hysterics?

Just once I would like to see a MSM piece about the military that knows what it is talking about; where the journalist propagandist didn't try to disguise his/her own opinions about the military as a "news" article.

Gee, I bet that al qaeda has troop rotations that are much more humane and sensitive than ours.

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