Thursday, January 06, 2005

The draft is already here.

From The Corvallis Gazette Times:

(Found on Claire Wolfe's blog:)
Last Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Owen M. Panner denied Santiago's motion for a preliminary injunction against having to report again for active duty, less than a week before Santiago is scheduled to ship to Fort Sill, Okla. A soldier with D Company of the Oregon Guard's 113th Aviation Battalion in Pendleton, he is and his unit are expected to be deployed to Afghanistan in February.

Santiago argued that he already had completed his contracted term in 2002, but Panner's ruling means that he will have to go. And he is only one of thousands who are finding themselves back in uniform despite having honorably completed the service they signed on for.

Santiato has been re-enlisted against his will for a term to end in 2031.

I hope none of you really believed Bush was against a draft...of course, this isn't a draft, it's slavery, but I guess that's irrellevant.