As long as my internet is still working, I saw a good movie last night. Sir! No Sir! is a documentary about the GI movement against the Vietnam War. I had never heard of this movement, so the film was a real eye-opener for me. I didn't realize that many soldiers in Vietnam eventually just refused to fight, and that this contributed to the ending of the war. If you're interested, the website for Sir! No Sir! contains archival materials from the GI movement, including some interesting audio files, as well as links to blogs of current objectors.
Seeing all this corresponds, coincidentally, with my annual viewing of the military chaplaincy recruiting video that came in the mail a few years ago. Even though I'm opposed to the Iraq war, I'm not anti-military, and some part of me has thought for a long time that being a military chaplain would be a heck of a way to be a minister. It would be complicated, though, and at least for now it's not a viable consideration.