Monday, March 12, 2007


At Fort Benning, soldiers who were classified as medically unfit to fight are now being sent to war. Is this an isolated incident or a trend?

What in the world is going on with our military?

According to, As the military scrambles to pour more soldiers into Iraq, a unit of the Army's 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Benning, Ga., is deploying troops with serious injuries and other medical problems, including GIs who doctors have said are medically unfit for battle. Some are too injured to wear their body armor, according to medical records.

This is the 3rd time that the 3rd Brigade will be leaving for Iraq. "In fact, some of the troops with medical conditions interviewed by Salon last week are already gone. Others are slated to fly out within a week, but are fighting against their chain of command, holding out hope that because of their ills they will ultimately not be forced to go."

Conservatives always talk about this being and all volunteer Service, in fact they want us to stay there until the job is done. Well my conservative friends, why dont you ask some of the service members if they really want to be there simply because they are all volunteers.

Then to show that this all volunteer Service is not enough to cover both wars on terror, we have called up the Reserves and still they are not enough for this new surge.

When you send injured Service members back into combat... it's time for some other options.

I know, get some of those college students that are for this war and with this President and let them go over to Iraq and help out... I mean, since they are so with this President and this war.

Maybe we should call on some of the most conservative war mongers to enlist their sons and daughters to this surge and war, since we no longer have enough troops to fight anymore.

What do you talk the talk, but can you conservatives walk the walk?


Dizzy said...

Wow, thanks for pointing me to that article. I'm working on a post about it as we speak. Much thanks.

LETS TALK said...

Thanks for stopping by dizzy, I read your post and left a comment on Women.

Tom Harper said...

Technically we still don't have a draft, but we're on an awfully thin line. Soldiers getting sent back there for a 3rd time when they're medically unfit to serve; soldiers having their tours of duty extended again and again. I'd hardly call this an all-volunteer army.

Yes, let's get some of those gung ho college students into basic training ASAP.

Who Hijacked Our Country

LETS TALK said...

Well said th, technically we dont have a draft, but we are so very close to one.
I still cant understanding how all those college conservatives support this President and his war... but not enough to serve and fight in it.