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Friday, December 17, 2004

Just Deserters...

CBS ran out a story last week about the servicemen (and women I imagine) that have deserted since the Iraq war began:

(CBS) The Pentagon says more than 5,500 servicemen have deserted since the war started in Iraq. 60 Minutes Wednesday found several of these deserters who left the Army or Marine Corps rather than go to Iraq. Like a generation of deserters before them, they fled to Canada.

What they neglected to mention is:

More than 5,000 soldiers have been charged with desertion from bases in the U.S. and overseas since the invasion of Iraq in early 2003, according to Pentagon statistics. But the number of desertions in the fiscal year that ended in September was half the number for the fiscal year that ended the month of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, before troops were sent to fight in Afghanistan and Iraq. The military defines desertion as more than 30 consecutive days absent without leave.

Way to go, CBS. Thanks for another completely misleading story broadcast to millions of people around the world.

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