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Saturday, September 18, 2004

Nowhere to run to, nowhere to hide

From the Rocky Mountain News:
COLORADO SPRINGS - Soldiers from a Fort Carson combat unit say they have been issued an ultimatum - re-enlist for three more years or be transferred to other units expected to deploy to Iraq.

Hundreds of soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team were presented with that message and a re-enlistment form in a series of assemblies last Thursday, said two soldiers who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Prosecutors use the death penalty as a threat to get defendants to plead guilty to lesser charges--guilty or not. Iraq has now become the death penalty for soldiers. Slavery or death. Quite a choice for those frequently (and incorrectly) said to be "defending our freedom."