I For One Am Glad The Media Is Focusing On Important Things Like What Jeremiah Wright Says

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We can always count on them to be on the ball.

A New York soldier thought he had done his duty battling America's enemies overseas after losing the hearing in his left ear and injuring a knee.

But Uncle Sam isn't finished with James Raymond, yet.

Now he's headed to Iraq.

"I thought it was a joke," said Raymond, who lives in suburban Rochester.

Raymond, 26, suffered permanent partial hearing loss - he says from friendly fire - while fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2003. He later hurt his knee before getting an honorable discharge in September 2004.

But the Army recently sent papers to the former specialist with the rugged 10th Mountain Division saying it needed him to saddle up and report to Fort Benning, Ga., on May 18 for medical and mental evaluation.

God damn, America.