Troops And Politics
With the occupation of Iraq proving to be one of the main issues this election season, the voices of those who have actually served in the war-torn country are curious when it comes to politics. But a Denver Post article sheds some light on the military and those connected to it:
He didn’t keep up with politics during his deployment, unless you count a soldier’s frustration with relative ideological slants of the cable news networks.
“If I go into the voting booth, I’m not going to recall stuff on the battlefield,” Thomas Siqueiros says. “I don’t think looking at my deployment will affect how I vote.
Along with mentioning Vice President Dick Cheney’s recent visit to Colorado Springs, interviews reveal some dissenting opinions when it comes to “staying the course.”
“I’m watching for somebody to say, ‘If elected, I’ll put Iraq on a timeline,”‘ she says. “I’m waiting for someone to have a backbone. They’re playing with our sons’ and daughters’ lives.”
According to the article, Laura Siqueiros is Thomas Siqueiros’s mother.