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Didereaux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 12:27 AM
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Army Desertion Rate Up 80 Pct. Since '03 -4700 this year alone
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...
By LOLITA C. BALDOR
The Associated Press
Friday, November 16, 2007; 11:02 PM

WASHINGTON -- Soldiers strained by six years at war are deserting their posts at the highest rate since 1980, with the number of Army deserters this year showing an 80 percent increase since the United States invaded Iraq in 2003.

While the totals are still far lower than they were during the Vietnam War, when the draft was in effect, they show a steady increase over the past four years and a 42 percent jump since last year. ...

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Numbers speak volumes!
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 12:28 AM
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1. can u blame em?
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 12:33 AM
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2. Who wants to die for a lie?
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Bobbieo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 01:04 AM
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3. How can they desert in Iraq and Afghanistan - where would they go?
Can see the ones in the US going to Canada and Mexico.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 03:35 AM
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4. "Follow the leader, smirk, smirk, smirk" - Commander AWOl
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