Wednesday, March 26, 2008
The press gang
There are 60,000 service men and woman who can't escape their terms in the military.
Because the military has not been able to recruit enough gullible men and women to participate in their unholy wars, the Pentagon has issued "stop loss" orders preventing these young men and women from being released from their military obligation until 6 months after the end of the war.
Of course, the Bush war against terror is without end, so these are soldiers for life, against their wills.
The practice is not unlike the practice of the British Royal Navy who "impressed" recruits through violence and abduction, against the will of the conscribed sailor.