Originally Posted by Achilles
Never happen; I'd file for conscientious objector status. If I felt that we had a moral reason to participate in a legal war, I'd happily fight to protect my country, but this doesn't meet either of those criteria.
Did someone reinstitute the draft while most of us weren't looking?~snip~
Since this is an all volunteer military, if you found yourself in Iraq or going there, it'd be b/c you joined the military and not b/c you were pressed into service. So, conscientious objector status really doesn't work and your stance on the morality of this particular "war" isn't being questioned.~snip~
The better question (given your answer), perhaps, is would you in essence become a deserter or risk anything other than honorable discharge?
Now, I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor, dumb bastard die for his country.---Patton
There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism.---Teddy Roosevelt
I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception.---Groucho
And if you all get killed, I'll piss on your graves.---Shaman Urdnot
How would you like to own a little bit of my foot in your ass.---Red Foreman
Last edited by tk102; 10-06-2007 at 06:11 PM.