Former Army Officers: "Start a Draft, or Withdraw from Iraq"

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    In the Washington Post today, 12 former Army captains declare that “five years on, Iraq is in shambles,” and that “short” of a military draft, “our best option is to leave Iraq immediately":

    The soldiers’ criticism comes just days after Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, the former top commander in Iraq, called the war “a nightmare with no end in sight"


    This column was written by 12 former Army captains: Jason Blindauer served in Babil and Baghdad in 2003 and 2005. Elizabeth Bostwick served in Salah Ad Din and An Najaf in 2004. Jeffrey Bouldin served in Al Anbar, Baghdad and Ninevah in 2006. Jason Bugajski served in Diyala in 2004. Anton Kemps served in Babil and Baghdad in 2003 and 2005. Kristy (Luken) McCormick served in Ninevah in 2003. Luis Carlos Montalván served in Anbar, Baghdad and Nineveh in 2003 and 2005. William Murphy served in Babil and Baghdad in 2003 and 2005. Josh Rizzo served in Baghdad in 2006. William "Jamie" Ruehl served in Nineveh in 2004. Gregg Tharp served in Babil and Baghdad in 2003 and 2005. Gary Williams served in Baghdad in 2003.



    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/10/15/AR2007101500841.html
     
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    And now if some Journalist goes out and gets 5 Majors to say we should stay and help you will just dismiss it. Which I guess is ok, cause guess what? I am dismissing your 5 Captains.
     
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    "REAL captains want to be there! It's the PHONY captains that the MSM get ahold of...."

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    All we REALLY need are five 7.62 mm rounds.:badgrin:
     
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    I am curious as to WHY they are all FORMER Army Captains--- Retiring early? pushed out???? What??.
     
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    Losers who couldn't cut it?:eusa_whistle:
     
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    'pearsyou can't even read. there were 12.
     
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    Why couldn't they have included any that have served in the past year or so? Why back to 2004?
     
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    You KNOW that? or just quessing? I got out after twelve, being utter disgusted with the military (and I was up for M/SGT at the tme)(Hardly a loser)
     

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