The Minnesota Guard contingent is the only Guard combat unit in Iraq right
now. News in the paper today was that another of their number had been
killed. Ironically, the headline said Sgt. James M. Wosika had been killed just
two months short of the end of his tour. Sergeant Wosika never got to hear the
news that his tour had been extended.
What is funny, though, is that according to my friend's sons, the
Minnesota troops were called into formation, then ordered to put down their
weapons and ammunition. Only then were they given the news that they'd be
carrying those weapons and ammo for an undetermined, extended time.
It almost sounds like the leadership is scared of a mutiny!
They were told to put down their weapons and ammo and then told their tours would be extended?
If that is true...
This, is Bush's war.