'Raging Grannies' ready to go to Iraq, but not the Yellow Elephants
So, when are the young, gifted, able-bodied Republicans going to enlist? The grannies are ready.
A group of anti-war senior citizens calling themselves the “Tucson Raging Grannies” say they want to enlist in the U.S. Army and go to Iraq so that their children and grandchildren can come home.
Five members of the group — which is associated with the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom — are due in court Monday to face trespassing charges after trying to enlist at a military recruitment center last week. The group has protested every week for the last three years outside the recruitment center.
“We went in asking to be sent to Iraq so our kids and grandchildren can be sent home, but rather than listening to us, they called the police,” said 74-year-old Betty Schroeder. “It was their place to tell us the qualifications, but they wouldn’t even speak to us. They should’ve said, `You’re too old.”‘
Schroeder said her group may approach the Pentagon to see if they could be sent to Iraq. Nancy Hutchinson, spokeswoman at the Army recruiting headquarters in Phoenix which oversees Tucson’s recruiters, said people who disagree with the war should be contacting their legislators instead of bothering recruiters.
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