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    Desertions are less than 1 percent, but the press spends all the time in the article talking about the "drastic" increase in desertions. They mention in passing the fact more soldiers make it through the first 6 months then ever before as if that means nothing.

    Enlistments are stable, reenlistments are stable and less than 1 percent desert while less than 7 percent fail during initial training. Over all those are GOOD numbers.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071117/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/military_deserters
     
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    Maybe I can find the link later, but did you see where the Canadian court rules that US military deserters are NOT political refugees?

    Guess those boys hiding out up there need to dust off that Tony Orlando and Dawn 45.:eusa_whistle:
     
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    Ya I saw a blurb on it. Surprised our enlightened Northern neighbors made that call. You know they have a monument that CELEBRATES their stand during the Vietnam War?

    Anyone that deserts is in my opinion a coward. They all volunteered to serve and they all happily took the money training and benefits in peace time. Even those that served in Iraq once and then deserted are cowards.

    There are several ways to accept your responsibility for volunteering and NOT desert and not go to combat again. But they generally entail facing a Courts martial. These cowards do not want any legal action taken for their failure to abide by a contract they WILLINGLY signed. A contract they were glad to reap the benefits of until called on to do what they signed up for.
     
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    I couldn't agree more. You've pretty much covered my entire argument on the subject.
     
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    Here's a link on Canadian court and the wee little whiners:

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/11/15/world/main3507379.shtml


     
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    Their argument is SO lame. As RGS says ... they had NO problem taking the military's money and eating the chow, free medical dental, etc, but Heaven forbid they get called upon to ante up.

    The fact they try to hide their ultimate selfishness behind some "illegal and immoral war" song and dance is contemptible.
     
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    Yeah and right now the military is basically letting the deserters return to their units or take a 'less than honorable discharge.' I have trouble understanding that, other than it makes sense that if someone doesn't want to be there, they don't want them there?
     
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    Kathianne, unless you've served in the military, especially in combat, or would be ready and willing to go and fight in a foreign hot zone, I don't think you have any right to be calling them 'wee little whiners', no matter WHAT they did. Who the fuck are you?
     
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    I have every right to write what I wish to right. Who are you the Gestapo? Oh, maybe...
     
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    Good comeback, kath.

    Have you ever served in the military?
     

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