I have to get this off my chest so please allow me to rant.I just recieved an email from my middle Daughter.She got married last year to a young man who was in the Army Reserves.He had done a tour in the regular Army and when his time was up he joined the reserve and entered college.They met in college and fell in love and got married.Well,being young and in love she winds up with a very unplanned pregnancy.He sees that there is no way he can support a family on his salary and being a reservist he isn't entitled to the benefits of a regular serviceman.So he inquires about re-enlisting.They promise him that if he does then all the exspenses will be covered.His concern was having to leave his new family and go to Iraq.They promised him that they would defer any overseas deployment for at least one year,but that after that he might have to go.He was willing to do that.They moved them to Ft. Riley Kansas and were to assign him a job as a recruiter.They just got settled in and were awaiting his orders to come through.The orders came yesterday.He has been assigned to another unit and they deploy to Iraq the 29th of this month.The baby is due the 14th of Sept. All inquiries about waiting till after the baby is born have been met with "You have your orders".In other words your in ,and your going, so get used to it.Needless to say they are both devastated.Here she is in a new place,hundreds of miles from home,8 months pregnant and her husband has been ordered to leave in 3 weeks for a 6 month tour of duty. I just cannot believe that our military is so desperate for soldiers that they have to stoop to this kind of deciet to fill thier quota.They can't even allow this young man,willing to do his duty and serve his country,a lousy two week deferment so that he can be there for the birth of his child.Especially after that was agreed to to get him to re-enlist.WTF is going on.We have our reserves and our states national guard units over there(so much so that Governers are complaining that they don't have the resources to cope with natural disasters) and they still have to stoop to used car salesman tactics to dupe young men into signing up? You think the draft isn't coming back? Ok rant over.I'm just POd that they would pull this kind of crap.I've always respected our military and I especially have all the respect in the world for anyone who has served our country,but this is BS. And to make matters worse, his family lives in Boston and they are going to have my daughter come live with them while he is away.That means my grandchild will be a yankee!!! This hasn't been a good day.Thanks for letting me vent.