CBS News reports on a petition sent to Congress, which they say was signed by over 1,000 military personnel, calling for withdrawal from Iraq. Says one of the soldiers:
We're not telling young men and women that it's not worth it, to serve their country. We've served our country. The men and women who have signed the appeal have served their country. So…we're not saying it's not worth it. We're saying that, if you have reservations about it to communicate it…..By volunteering we've done more than about 99 percent of the population. And anybody who joined after 9/11 when the country was at a state of war, it's my opinion that nobody has the right to question that soldier's patriotism, nobody.
The full text of the message:
As a patriotic American proud to serve the nation in uniform, I respectfully urge my political leaders in Congress to support the prompt withdrawal of all American military forces and bases from Iraq . Staying in Iraq will not work and is not worth the price. It is time for U.S. troops to come home.
[Via Rational Revew News Digest.]