Anti-war train drivers refuse to move arms freight

Al Diablito
Tue, 14 Jan 2003 18:33:47 -0500

>US soldiers are not treated as cannon fodder, and no vaguely clueful
>person would think so.

I think I am at least vaguely clueful and I think that all soldiers are 
cannon fodder. The fact that we have had superior technology in our last few 
wars that cut down the loss of life on our side does not erase this fact. 
However, I would agree with your statement that the military leaders are 
more concerned with their soldiers than the politicians are. Hence, I would 
point out that there is enormous dissent within the military about this war. 
The chickenhawk draft-dodgers at the White House want this war, the 
intelligent military leaders who have been to war don't, but are going along 
as it is their duty.

I really don't need to make this argument

Yes, you do.

The average infantry soldier is a very expensive piece of
>capital equipment in the US military and are therefore very well

Nice summation of your attitude to the troops. By the way, like Mr. Hall, 
what are your war plans? When are you deploying? You seem to be really into 
military hardware in a geek sort of way. Back it up, man. What are you 
waiting for?

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