posted on Apr, 3 2004 @ 02:16 PM
Currently it is a personal choice to join the armed forces of the United States. A draft could change that though. Mitigating social factors also
bring some people into the military such as familial financial situations. Though being in the military is primarily voluntary.
I think one of the major problems for many soldiers and opinionated consituents of the United States is that the Iraq invasion/occupation has been
revealed to be less on the side of truth and justice and more to be about financial security of the United States. Many people who join the military
and who support it want it to do good, especially if they happen to be a part of the United States which for a long while now has attempted to show
itself as a leader in good, freedom, and human relations. That ideal certainly has been shattered for many and this is what leads to soldiers like
Camilo Mejia giving up their military service.
However, they are duty bound to what they agreed to, right or wrong. Unfortunately for many, the wrong wasn't what they wanted to be a part of.
[Edited on 3-4-2004 by heelstone]