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10/15/2004

And Yet the Military Favors Bush 3-1

This incredible story is from today's Clarion Ledger.

"A 17-member Army Reserve platoon with troops from Jackson and
around the Southeast deployed to Iraq is under arrest for refusing a "suicide mission" to deliver fuel, the troops' relatives said Thursday. The soldiers refused an order on Wednesday to go to Taji, Iraq -north of Baghdad - because their vehicles were considered "deadlined" or extremely unsafe, said Patricia McCook of Jackson, wife of Sgt. Larry O. McCook."

Not only that, but apparently they are receiving the same treatment as enemy combatants,

"Kathy Harris of Vicksburg is the mother of Aaron Gordon, 20, who is among those being detained. Her primary concern is that she has been told the soldiers have not been provided access to a judge advocate general

"Teresa Hill of Dothan, Ala., whose daughter Amber McClenny is among those being detained said McClenny, 21, pleaded for help in a message left on her mother's answering machine early Thursday morning.'They are holding us against our will,' McClenny said. 'We are now prisoners.'"


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