You know, we probably wouldn’t have to be resorting to calling up National Guard troops for duty in Afghanistan if we (well, the Bush administration) hadn’t gotten into the idiotic war in Iraq.
Sangamon County Circuit Clerk Tony Libri, who is a colonel in the Illinois Army National Guard, is being deployed to Afghanistan later this year, he said Wednesday.
Libri, 53, is seeking re-election Nov. 4. He said he expects to leave sometime after the election and believes he will return next fall. He said he plans to maintain regular contact with his office to ensure uninterrupted service to the public.
Not that I have any particular objections to this, but I think this pretty much assures Libri’s re-election. Who’s going to vote out a guy going off to war? It almost seems cruel. Of course, I kind of resent that being interjected into the campaign, but I certainly don’t blame Libri for it.