Saturday, January 13, 2007

I Just Got Iraqed Upside The Face

My apologies to those of you who happened to see a post of mine that was up for about 20 minutes on Thursday night. I took the post down after giving it some thought and think I made the right choice. For those of you who didn't see it a little bit of explanation is warranted on my part.

The post was my initial reaction to the news from this
article. The article is about the Pentagon's new policy regarding deployments for the Guard and Reserve. Have a look for yourself.

“Until now, the Pentagon’s policy on the Guard or Reserve was that members’ cumulative time on active duty for the Iraq or Afghan wars could not exceed 24 months. That cumulative limit is now lifted; the remaining limit is on the length of any single mobilization, which may not exceed 24 consecutive months.”

My initial reaction was obviously not very positive but since then I have calmed down and realized that I might as well get mad at the weather. There is nothing I can do about anything the army does. So if they need me to deploy again then so be it, I just thought I would go ahead and volunteer for my last tour so I could have some assurance about the course of my future. Silly me.

On the bright side maybe I'll be able to provide everyone with news from the front again sometime soon. I won't be holding my breath but you guys are welcome to.


Anonymous said...

Did not see your rant....but can imagine. Not known for rants ourselves we have no sympathy for you. :) But we are keeping fingers crossed you don't have to go yet again. They need to get the regular army up in numbers but who knows if Congress will give the money for that. :) There is room for a rant here but unlike you we will control ourselves. The Libs get more milage from limiting our Regular Army with propaganda and complaints about how we misuse our reserve and guard units. Same old bull..stuff. Notice Timothy..No rants here! YET!!!!
Annie & Neatie

strykeraunt said...
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strykeraunt said...

I will be crossing my fingers too!! This decision is completely ridiculous. However, I am one who also believes that 12 months is too long of a deployment period. They are going to screw our volunteers to the point where there won't be any.

Kat said...

((hugs)) you are in our prayers as always.