Monday, August 15, 2005
Stop Loss: Stuck in the Service
Lietta Ruger, a member of Military Families Speak Out of
"Two loved ones in our family of Iraq Veterans, served 15-month extended tours in
. When Cindy lost her son, Casey, our 2 with the 1st Armoured Division, were extended. They were told that under "Stop Loss"policy they had immediate orders for second deployments to Iraq . I came from Iraq and that they wouldn't be able to come home Washingtonstate to Camp Caseyon Tuesday and have been privileged to stand with Cindy and her message to bring front and center in the American conscious. Cindy represents an ideal and the heartfelt outpouring from across the country speaks to an Iraq that is showing support and feeling hope and yearn to stand with Cindy. It has been nothing short of amazing to stand in this moment in history with our own courageous Cindy Sheehan. Cindy, you know I love you...your west coast friend. We will bring our troops home!" America
It's beginning to seem like this is no longer a volunteer army. If the majority of enlisted men and women are being forced back to Iraq aren't we increasing their chances of injury and death?