Thursday, April 19, 2007

Iraq Forever

You may of heard the report on NPR this morning discussing the newly announced compensation for troops who have their tours of duty extended beyond twelve months. They get one whole whopping day off for each month beyond twelve months. So, the troops, who are now being asked to serve fifteen month tours are going to get to enjoy a three day liberty. As pathetic as that is, it doesn't tell you the whole story.

This UPI Story does. From UPI:

The days off accrue at one a month for every month deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan beyond 12 months, and then escalate to two a month at 18, and then four a month after 24 months, provided the active-duty service member has spent less than 24 of 36 consecutive months at home. Reserve military members accrue the same number of days if they are deployed for more than 12 months out of every 72 months.

Beyond 24 months? Are you kidding me, what the hell is the Pentagon planning for? If the military isn't broken now, it looks like it is going to be soon.

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