Friday, June 01, 2007

Iraq Vet Begins Vigil to Protest STOP-LOSS

Standing Tower Guard on a 6′ scaffold at the Federal Building in downtown Bellingham, Iraq Veteran Evan Knappenberger, 1st BDE, 4th Infantry Division, started a week-long vigil on June 1st to draw attention to the US military’s STOP-LOSS and INACTIVE RESERVE policies, which he submits are being used as a substitute for conscription in a political war.

Bush and neo-con advisers have pursued there dreams of a neo-empire without requesting the reinstatement of the draft. Neither have they called on their loyal base to step forward and join the military.

What Bush and company have done is to use STOP-LOSS orders and recalls of INACTIVE RESERVES to keep the ranks filled. This careless policy is slowly destroying the U.S. military. Bush's callous, inhuman policies are exacting a terrible price from the Troops and their families.

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UPDATE: more coverage:
Evan introduces himself
Vigil kick-off speakers
Day 2 report
Day 3 report
Day 4 report
Day 5 report
Day 6 report
Day 6 1/2 report
Day 7 report

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