Until now I have not had anyone close to me in the military so I have adopted Soonergrunt as my soldier to keep an eye on. I am so sorry about the call up.
Well, it looks like that is about to change. It appears that my granddaughter may have been talked into enlisting. She is lesbian and that does not matter, except that is how they got to her.
What does matter is that she has severe ADD and is severely bi-polar. If she doesn't take her meds - and she needs daily reminding - she can be uncontrollable. How can the military ignore her medical history including hospitalizations and take this 18 year old ill child and think she can successfully adapt to the military.
If they somehow manage to get her through training [and I pray not] she will never survive a place like Iraq. I worry even more that she would get some of her fellow soldiers killed.
How can something like this enlistment be allowed to happen? Are our children, no matter how sick, just cannon fodder, so who cares?
Today I started to die a little. Would that an old lady could take the place of a young, ill child, I would gladly do it.
God. Damn. You. George. Bush.