The 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team will be deployed to the US mainland beginning on October 1 for 12 months. The brigade has spent 35 of the last 60 months in Iraq helping restore essential services and keeping order. Are they nervous that we may riot over the current financial crisis? The $700 billion bailout, spread out over 200 million voters, comes to $3.5 million per person. Or maybe it’s the fact that the current war in Iraq reminds a lot of people of the futility of the Vietnam war (which was vigorously protested). A current film called “The Battle in Seattle” may revive memories of that time among frightened citizens.
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