Holy cow, I wrote a book!
There's some to-do over
a soldier who volunteered
to serve in the army who has since changed his mind and is applying for
conscientous objector status.
I noticed this trend over two years ago, when
people who had enlisted in the armed forces underwent a change of
heart after the World Trade Center attacks:
Many of the enlisted personnel who are now seeking honorable
discharges argue they didn't sign up to defend America; they just
wanted to learn a trade or earn money for college.
Sort of like the
Monty Python sketch.
"Watkins why did you join the army?"
"For the water-skiing and for the travel, sir. And not for the
killing, sir. I asked them to put it on my form, sir - no killing."
(I should point out that this particular situation appears to be different,
however, since he did serve the first time he was called.)
[Raymond is currently on vacation; this message was pre-recorded.]