Oh. My. Gawd.posted by The Vidiot @ 12:43 AM Permalink The blogosphere, and anyone else with more than half a brain, has been saying this since 2004:
The number of US soldiers "stop-lossed," or forced to serve past their agreed terms of enlistment (from an additional few months to over a year), has reached 58,000 in the past six years, NBC reports.
"Many lawmakers and critics claim the Army has used 'stop-loss' as a back-door draft to make up for the shortage of soldiers for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan," reports Jim Miklaszewski.
So, NBC has finally noticed that "stop-loss" is really just a back-door draft. Well, THAT only took like forever. And they did it without a hint of irony.