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<nettime> If you want to go home...
Ivo Skoric on Wed, 23 Jun 2004 08:21:45 +0200 (CEST)


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<nettime> If you want to go home...


http://www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,1282,-4226605,00.html

Here is an idea for any US soldier in Iraq who wants to go home, but 
is prevented from doing so by the Pentagon's "stop-loss'' authority 
to keep soldiers from retiring or otherwise leaving if they are 
deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan: use another of the Army's clever 
slogans: "don't ask, don't tell". Fight the "stop loss" with the 
"don't ask, don't tell": if they want to STOP you, you just TELL 
them. Tell them what? Tell them you are GAY. That works. DoD does not 
want gays in the military: they discharge hundreds, thousands of them 
every year. In a recent episode of South Park, a group of Midwest 
rednecks, whose town was invaded by the people from the future, 
decided to become gay, reasoning that if they were gay, they were not 
going to have children, and there would be no people from the future. 
They all took their clothes off and started making out with each 
other, piling up like they are in Abu Ghraib. That would sure end the 
"stop loss".

ivo

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