Thursday, June 09, 2005

Apathy Discharge

Norwegianity points us at an article that came up last night at the Minnesota Drinking Liberally:

When Marine recruiters go way beyond the call - Susan Paynter (Seattlepi.com)

He could pursue his love of chemistry. He could serve anywhere he chose and leave any time he wanted on an "apathy discharge" if he didn't like it. And he wouldn't have to go to Iraq if he didn't want to.

At about 3:30 in the morning, Alex was awakened in the motel and fed a little something. Twelve hours later, without further sleep or food, he had taken a battery of tests and signed a lot of papers he hadn't gotten a chance to read. "Just formalities," he was told. "Sign here. And here. Nothing to worry about."

1 comment:

Chester said...

That's absolutely ridiculous! She should have them arrested for kidnapping and sued for false imprisonment. Of course, then the government would label her a traitor and throw her in jail or put her on the first plane to Guantanamo.