Saturday, January 27, 2007

just so you know...

"A small group of active-duty military troops planned to attend the protest. A Defense Department spokeswoman said members of the Armed Forces can speak out, subject to several restrictions. They must not do so in uniform, and they must make clear that they do not speak on behalf of their military unit, their service or the Defense Department, unless authorized to do so."

courtesy of msnbc news

6 comments:

FreeCyprus said...

it's a question I ask myself every morning before I go to work: Am I afraid of my Canadian government?

The answer after all these years is still NO but if the answer ever changes...I promise to let you know.

Sometimes we do make mistakes though...and we try our best to make ammends.

C-dell said...

They use that to take to strip away people's Freedom of speech rights. I have heard that while at bootcamp. the enlistees are treated as if they have no rights.

enigma4ever said...

But atleast they were there,.....during Vietnam years VETS basically hid- it is nice to see them embraced and even portected by the Crowds...and that people can tell them to their faces-we are trying to get you home...you are US....

JollyRoger said...

And they better not speak using their names-if they do, they can count on a glass ceiling for their career path.

I'm quite certain Chimpy had snitches in the crowd, taking names when people spoke.

The Future Was Yesterday said...

Whenever I feel peace start to break out around my computer, I always head over here.....:) They DO have the right....they also have the right to step out in front of a speeding train, should they so desire.

C-Dell: In boot camp, even the friggin fleas have no rights!:) Your body (literally) was government property while you're in the military, during Nam and before. The UCMJ (Uniform Code of Military Justice) used to state (and maybe still does: I don't know) that self inflicted wounds would be treated as attempted destruction of gov't property.

Donnie McDaniel said...

How long have I been saying that when the military starts to stand up, it will be the end of the Bush regime? That is just the start. I expect more to follow suit and turn on the decider.