Thousands of U.S. troops have deserted since invasion of Iraq

Jaded Reality offers a Disaster Alert – aka Iraq round up. What really caught my eye:

There is also a whopper of a stat in the latest issue of Harper Magazine’s (Jan 2005) Index:

The G.I. Rights Hotline (800-394-9544) has received approx. 34,800 phone calls this last year from soldiers seeking a way out of the military.
— G.I. Rights Hotline, as of November 2004

This, combined with the latest reports that 5,000+ soldiers have deserted since the invasion of Iraq, may be an indicator that some in the military do not agree with the current state of affairs.

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