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January 24, 2006

Republican Senator Urges Constituents NOT To Enlist!

-- by Dave Johnson

Senator Rick Santorum recently urged his constituents NOT to enlist, and to instead "put on a bumper sticker." See Ask Not What Santorum Can Do For You,

What I'm asking all of you tonight is not to put on a uniform. Put on a bumper sticker.
Not supporting troops is one thing. Urging constituents NOT to enlist is wayyyyy over the line.

(Through Atrios)

Posted by Dave Johnson at January 24, 2006 3:05 PM

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Interesting when coupled with this AP story:

Andrew Krepinevich, a retired Army officer who wrote the report under a Pentagon contract, concluded that the Army cannot sustain the pace of troop deployments to Iraq long enough to break the back of the insurgency. He also suggested that the Pentagon's decision, announced in December, to begin reducing the force in Iraq this year was driven in part by a realization that the Army was overextended.

Posted by: Molly Bloom [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 24, 2006 6:43 PM

Because with these guys, the thing is never important. Only the politics of the thing matters.

So a bumper sticker in favor of their war is vastly more significant to them than is a soldier to fight their war.

Posted by: richard [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 24, 2006 10:29 PM

Wouldn't that put him in violation of the 1918 Sedition Act?

Posted by: Ellen at January 25, 2006 4:39 AM

Any doubt about why the Republic is DEAD at this point need go no further than to look at the imbiciles in Congress.

Baaa baaa

Posted by: marblex at January 25, 2006 8:18 AM

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