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The news media was literally begging for something like this to happen - and it gets sent to them on a silver platter...

Thu Feb 22 2007 15:21:11 ET

They say they are not disloyal. They say they are not shirking their duty and that they do not oppose war. But over 1,000 active-duty and reserve members of the U.S. military are against the war in Iraq and have said so in an unusually public way -- by petitioning Congress last month. Several of them appear to explain their actions in a Lara Logan report to be broadcast on 60 MINUTES Sunday Feb. 25 (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

"I'm not anti-war. I'm not a pacifist. I'm not opposed to protecting our country and defending our principles," says Navy Petty Officer Jonathan Hutto, an Iraq war veteran who, along with another veteran, initiated the petition. A 1995 law called the Military Whistleblower act enables military personnel to express their own opinions about Iraq in protected communication directly to Congress. Hutto and others spoke with 60 MINUTES while off duty, off base and out of uniform as conscientious citizens. "But at the same time, as citizens, it's our obligation to have a questioning attitude... about policy," Hutto tells Logan.

Whatever. 1000 "redress" members is not a high percentage compared to the 130,000 we have on active duty. Plus the number probably pales in comparison to Vietnam War Vets who organized actively against that war.

I think people who want to Democrats to run things should go to cities like Cleveland and New Orleans and see what these people's paradises of the Democrat party brings to the common man. It ain't pretty, and it's not going to be good for the Iraqi people either if Democrats get their way.