Friday, October 22, 2004


Tim, a (the?) Progressive on the Prairie, doesn't like what he sees when he connects the dots:
A friend of mine is a reservist. He was called up nearly two years ago and has been out of state (but not overseas) and away from his wife and young children since with the exception of occasional visits. A couple weeks ago, he was told his outfit would soon learn when they were going home or if they were being extended again. He has now been told word will not be coming until after the election.

It also seems his unit is now going to have an "employer visit day." Various employers of some of these reservists will travel -- at government expense -- to where this outfit is currently stationed to observe what they do and have some "briefings." The date of visit day? November 8.

Perhaps I am just too cynical but it seems an odd "coincidence" that the employers are being invited for briefings at government expense a week after the election. I also doubt the purpose of the briefings is to merely thank the employers and tell them what great employees they have and how happy the government is they will be home in a couple weeks.
"At times, to be silent is to lie." -- Miguel de Unamuno

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