Friday, June 17, 2005
Groups Unite Against Military Recruiters
This article seems dumb to me, the article Groups unite against military recruiters is highly deceptive. The premise behind the arguments of those interviewed in the article is that recruiters are targeting kids who are not likely to go to college after graduation from High School. Those interviewed promote the idea that recruiting for the military is part is some kind reprehensible, racial motivated conspiracy to ensnare the less fortunate. Nothing could be further from the truth. Those who are not going on to college after graduation need a leg up or else they will enter a long cycle of working for Burger King until they realize it takes more than a High school diploma to make it in life. The Armed Services offer that leg up to hundreds of thousands of young men and women each year (just like they did to me many years ago). The real story here is that Representative McDermott (D) is actively against the war in Iraq and will do anything, including sabotaging recruitment efforts, to achieve his objective. Wake up America. People like McDermott play for the other team. Of course, the news media could try to provide some balance in their reporting on issues like this, but they are against the war too.