Friday, January 14, 2005

Deserters Flee to Canada to Avoid Iraq

Iraq is nothing like Vietnam, right?

American Army soldiers are deserting and fleeing to Canada rather than fight in Iraq, rekindling memories of the thousands of draft-dodgers who flooded north to avoid service in Vietnam.

An estimated 5,500 men and women have deserted since the invasion of Iraq, reflecting Washington's growing problems with troop morale.

I can't really condone deserting, since everyone in the military knew what they were getting into when they signed up ... especially if they voted for Bush, but I can certainly understand not wanting to be meat for the grinder.

It's really kind of amazing to think we were in Vietnam for a decade. That would put us out of Iraq in oh ... 2013.