Am I Next?20 Jun 2005
Seeing Seth's post about a Washington Post story on Iowa National Guard unit in Iraq, a unit which has had 20% casulties, reminded me that the Guard unit from my hometown has been deployed there as well. I've been gone too long to know any of them, except for a kid I used to babysit (he's now 35, a teacher and father of two). The Economist this week noted that opinion in the US is shifting against the war. I wonder whether the deployment of so many Guard units has something to do with that, citizen soldiers being called away from home.