Keep your kids out of the war (video)
Help your -- and other people's -- kids stay out of the military by sending them this award-winning VIDEO, Not Your Soldier, and have them take the Not Your Soldier pledge.
The video contrasts Vietnam with Iraq (no, not the situations within the nations which are quite different, but the domestic and intramilitary responses), opening with the statistic that by the 3rd year of Vietnam the death toll (1864) was actually lower than Iraq, now in its 3rd year (2540 and rising with 40 killed in the past 3 weeks alone).
In subsequent years the death toll to U.S. soldiers went, as the video puts it, "berserk," from 5,000 to 9,000 to 14,000, to 22,000. Which is to say nothing of the (at least) 2 million Vietnamese killed during the war.
Though desertions have been low thus far, the first commissioned officer, Lt. Erin Watada, has been charged. By the end of Vietnam, there were over a half million desertions.
For those thinking of joining the Army for solely utilitarian reasons, think again. Only 15% actually graduate with a 4-year degree and veterans make 19% less than non-vets.
If money doesn't do it, visit one of the 20,000 Iraq vets who've "lost limbs for a lie." (NotYourSoldier)
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