Go or get out

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor -

In re­gard to For­eign Ser­vice Of­fi­cers who are “re­luc­tant,” (read: muti­nous), to serve in Iraq, I think they should be given three choices: 1. Go there and serve hon­or­ably. 2. Take early re­tire­ment ac­cord­ing to their grades and longevity, with­out ad­di­tional in­cen­tives.

3. Be ter­mi­nated with prej­u­dice, pe­riod.

They would be lucky to have th­ese three choices; re­call that the air traf­fic con­trollers back in the ’80s were given just two op­tions: go back to work or be fired, and they hadn't even taken oaths of ser­vice.

In any case, mil­i­tary mem­bers are sub­ject to sim­i­lar oaths, and their con­se­quences of “re­luc­tance” are much more se­vere, and their com­bat risks are greater than any FSO hol­ing up in the Green Zone of Bagh­dad. Shame on those FSOs. Derel Schrock Colorado Springs, Colorado

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