Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Suing About War

Found from Drudge's web page:

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A California Army National Guard sergeant filed a lawsuit on Tuesday asserting that the government can not prevent reservists from leaving the military when their enlistment periods end.

The suit against Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and other military officials names the plaintiff only as John Doe. It says he served with distinction in the Marine Corps and Army for nine years on active duty and three years as a reservist.

This is a tough one to me. I've always believed in a strictly volunteer military. But on the other hand, if he was aware of the stop-loss policy before enlisting, you have to say he was aware of the potential circumstances before hand. Read the rest, and then tell me what you think.