'Intelligent discontent is the mainspring of civilization.' -- Eugene V. Debs

Thursday, October 28, 2004

Record Number of GI’s Going AWOL 

A local Georgia FOX affiliate reports that "there are a record number of G.I’s not reporting in for duty overseas and turning up AWOL." According to Bill Gavin, spokesperson for the GI Rights Hotline, a third of inactive reserves "have not checked in". Gavin says

The ones that almost universally will go AWOL are the ones that have already been there and something that they witnessed or experienced or are apart of made them realize this is wrong I can’t do it and I wont do it. ... We get lots of calls from people who have been to Iraq or Afghanistan and they when they get orders to go back hey say, ‘no I won’t do it’.

[Link ripped from Resolute Cynic]

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