Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Apparently Finding More Troops is Not a Problem

Let's here it for The Onion, always on top of the satire mountain with it's latest.

Privileged Youths Enlist To Fight In Iraq

"WASHINGTON, DC—Citing a desire to finally make a difference in Iraq, in the past two weeks, more than 800,000 young people from upper-middle- and upper-class families have put aside their education, careers, and physical well-being to enlist in the military, new data from the Department Of Defense shows.

"I don't know if it was the safety and comfort of the holidays or what, but I realized that my affluence and ease of living comes at a cost," said Private Jonathan Grace, 18, who was to commence studies at Dartmouth College next fall, but will instead attend 12 weeks of basic training before being deployed to Fallujah with the 1st Army Battalion. "I just looked at my parents in their cashmere sweaters and thought, 'Who am I to go to an elite liberal arts college and spend all my time reading while, in the real world, thousands of kids my age are sacrificing their lives for our country?' It's not right."

Check out the rest at the Onion.


Blogger SNAKE HUNTERS said...

In every war, we have the Appeasers
versus the Hawks.

We observe the Statesmen, and the Hot-air balloons in the political arena. It's a confusing mess when there are so many, each with a variety of hidden agenda.

Solution: Read a two-page 'History' post, then seek
your own path. reb

1:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if only it was true :)

9:37 AM  

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