Hugh Pickens writes: "The Peace Corps is one of the great legacies of the Kennedy administration, and many consider it the best program in our foreign affairs toolkit. Peace Corps volunteers represent our nation in remote corners of the world, helping people and giving them a positive sense of the innate good will of the American people. Matthew McCue is a young Peace Corps volunteer serving in the West Central African nation of Niger. Matt is also a veteran of the Iraq War. He served his time there, but he came to believe that war was not the answer and turned against it. He felt the need to do something positive with his life, and eventually, after he left the military, found his home in the Peace Corps. As we know too well, the all-volunteer U.S. military is terribly overstretched, they are practically snatching people off the streets to send them to Iraq, and now they want to pull Matt McCue from his service in the Peace Corps and force him to go back to Iraq. He's been called up for redeployment. Does it make any sense at all to remove a viable, successful volunteer from the Peace Corps and send him back into a war he and most of us disapprove of? Isn't national service in the Peace Corps every bit as valuable to our nation and the world as service in the military, maybe more so, maybe a LOT more so? Some of Matt McCue's friends have started a petition to President Bush, Secretary of Defense Gates and Sen. Domenici, from Matt's home state of New Mexico, asking that Matt be allowed to continue doing the good work he's engaged in. You can sign the petition here. You can also write to your own members of congress and tell them about this idiocy."