Thursday, January 20, 2005

March madness
Patrick Resta, National Guardsman medic and veteran against the Iraq war. This link should work through Wednesday.
Specialist Resta had been living in South Carolina, where his wife was attending school, and joined the state's National Guard unit for the college tuition benefits, which he hoped would get him through nursing school. He was working as a dialysis technician, taking college courses and training one weekend a month when the world changed on 9/11. He lost an aunt and uncle at the World Trade Center and was called to active duty a month later.

"I did what I had to do. I signed a contract to defend the Constitution and the people of this country. But, of course," he says in a voice tinged with anger, "that's not what we're doing over there."

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