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Why do these folks hate America so....<br><br>
"The eight soldiers come from places scattered across the country, from this small town an hour northwest of Little Rock to cities in Arizona, New Jersey and New York. In Iraq and Kuwait, where they all work now, most of them hold different jobs in different units, miles apart. Most have never met.<br><br>
"But the eight share a bond of anger: each says he has been prevented from coming home for good by an Army policy that has barred thousands of soldiers from leaving Iraq this year even though the terms of enlistment they signed up for have run out. And each of these eight soldiers has separately taken the extraordinary step of seeking legal help, through late-night Internet searches and e-mail inquiries from their camps in the conflict zone, or through rounds of phone calls by an equally frustrated wife or mother back home.<br><br>
"With legal support from the Center for Constitutional Rights, a liberal-leaning public interest group, lawyers for the eight men say they will file a lawsuit on Monday in federal court in Washington challenging the Army policy known as stop-loss."<br><br>
More here:<br><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/12/06/national/06soldiers.html?oref=login&pagewanted=print&position=" target="_blank">http://www.nytimes.com/2004/12/06/na...rint&position=</a>
 

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Sending blessings to them for their persistence & prayers for strength and clarity...<br><br>
Is there anything we can do to help?
 

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And in light of the subject pending civil action, throw this into the stupid irony in-box:<br><b>Gays expelled from military challenge 'don't ask, don't tell' policy</b><br><a href="http://www.boston.com/dailynews/341/wash/Gays_expelled_from_military_chP.shtml" target="_blank">http://www.boston.com/dailynews/341/...tary_chP.shtml</a>
 

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I don't have a lot of hope for a challenge to this policy, but my god, if stop-loss was ruled illegal or unconstitutional, I swear I will be so happy I will sit on the floor and cry. I am so scared they are not going to let dh out when his contract is up.
 

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Complaint in the 'Stop-Loss" action:<br><a href="http://news.findlaw.com/hdocs/docs/dod/quallsrums120604cmp.pdf" target="_blank">http://news.findlaw.com/hdocs/docs/d...s120604cmp.pdf</a>
 

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So they're busy kicking out those who Want to serve because they inconveniently fall in love with the "wrong" gender, while at the same time are forcing those who want to leave/have finished their time to stay against their will.<br><br>
Why does the military hate heterosexuals?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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Say, if BOTH these lawsuits are successful, the military will have a net gain of four members<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="exclaim"><br>
Think positively<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="exclaim"><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mischievous.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="mischief">
 

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FYI...<br><br><b>Judge Nixes Troop Request to Stay in U.S.</b><br><br>
"A soldier who challenged an Army policy requiring him to serve past the date of his enlistment contract must return for duty in Iraq while his lawsuit is under review, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.<br><br>
"U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth refused to issue a temporary restraining order allowing Spc. David Qualls to remain in the United States, where he is home on leave. He is scheduled to fly to Iraq on Friday.<br><br>
"It appears to me the extension was legally proper," Lamberth said during the hourlong hearing. "I find no likelihood of success on the merits."<br><br>
"Qualls, 35, is one of eight soldiers challenging the "stop loss" policy that lets the Army extend enlistments during war or national emergencies to promote continuity and cohesiveness on the battlefield."<br><br>
More here:<br><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=519&u=/ap/20041208/ap_on_re_us/soldier_enlistment_lawsuit&printer=1" target="_blank">http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=stor...suit&printer=1</a>
 
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