Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Thursday, April 03, 2003

The Royal Australian Air Force is in the thick of it around Baghdad.

Sgt. Peniel Saintfleur, who came to the United States from Haiti when he was 11, applied for citizenship a few months ago because he plans to pursue a career in the Army, and non-citizens are permitted to serve for only eight years.

The Army "is like a family," said Saintfleur, 24, a personnel administration specialist at the Dallas Recruiting Battalion in Irving, Texas. "If a person is willing to die for the country, I think that should be enough to become a citizen."

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