Iraq Troops Complain

American Voiceswarmilitary ISSUE 40•50 Dec 15, 2004

Last week, troops complained to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld about extended deployments and poor equipment. What do you think?

  • “The inability to leave a war zone and lack of safety are the two exact reasons I decided not to join the military.”

    Joy Parks –
    Systems Analyst

  • “I'm so confused. In times of war, should I support the troops or the president?”

    Neil Dawson –
    Farmworker

  • “Don't they know about the military's 'don't ask, don't tell' policy on the 'when do we get to go home?' question?”

    Dustin O'Brien –
    Fire Fighter

  • “If those troops keep griping and grousing, I don't think they're going to be named Time's Person of the Year again any time soon.”

    Lewis Richards –
    Lab Supervisor

  • “Years from now, our troops will look back at the war in Iraq and wonder why they haven't been allowed to go home yet.”

    Clinton Rhodes –
    Film Editor

  • “Man, all the troops do these days is bitch, bitch, die unnecessarily, and bitch.”

    Heidi Williamson –
    Teacher