Thursday, December 16, 2004

Soldier Resistance to Iraqi War Growing

'Pears that Sen. John McCain is not the only one who's lost confidence in Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. The Christian Science Monitor is reporting a growing resistance to the war among the uniformed services. According to this article, the Defense Department acknowledges that more than 5,500 service personnel have deserted since the Iraq war began.

"Experts" also note a growing trend for GIs to speak out, like that soldier did recently. "I am amazed that it is not greater," says retired Air Force Col. Sam Gardiner. "The war continues to go badly. Their equipment is in bad shape. Supply problems continue. Tours are extended. Many are on a second or third deployment to a combat zone. I would expect a louder voice."

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