The left seems to have dropped the story about the disgruntled soldiers in the 3rd ID, as well they should:
Homesick grunts from the Army’s 3Rd Infantry Division may have ruffled Pentagon feathers last week by calling for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s resignation. But it turns out the soldiers have history on their side. As long as wars have been waged, troops have complained about their work, often censuring their leaders with more than harsh words. Here’s a look at how servicemen have vented through the ages.
George Washington labored to turn rebels into soldiers; despite lashings, they deserted often. In 1781 almost 2,000 men mutinied and took over Princeton, N.J., for several weeks
Bashing the President
Several enlisted men were prosecuted for lambasting President Lincoln’s handling of the war. One soldier had written his family that if Lincoln won re-election, “the country is lost”
WORLD WAR II
The war was popular, but there were 40,000 deserters. In 1945 a U.S. general estimated 13,000 troops were AWOL in Paris, many running black-market goods to the front lines
Troops saw the quagmire before their leaders did. In 1965 a lieutenant was court-martialed for marching in a protest with a sign calling President Johnson a “fascist aggressor”
But Bush is really, really, doubly evil.