Bushco Supports the Troops….NOT

I’m a little surprised that there hasn’t been more attention given to this subject in the blogosphere. I have posted on the issue of poor treatment of our troops by the Bush Cartel and the Pentagon several times before here, here, here, and here.

Now, once again, in order to pump up the dwindling number of troops available to give life and limb for George Bush’s desparate but doomed attempt at an honorable legacy, the Pentagon has lowered the required standards of new recruits to include criminals and the medically unfit. Please read the entire sad but true article.

The Army granted more than double the number of waivers for felonies and misdemeanors in 2006 than it did in 2003, the year of the Iraq invasion, according to just-released Pentagon data. Such waivers allow recruits with criminal records, medical problems or poor aptitude scores to enlist despite problems that otherwise would bar them from service.

And the spin….

 

Pentagon officials say the waiver program is a way to give young people who made mistakes in the past a second chance. That’s a line they use only, of course, when there aren’t enough untainted bodies marching into the military’s recruiting stations.

I’m sure that parents and spouses of the current troops will be comforted knowing that the soldier helping to cover their son’s back is a criminal or doper or someone who, a month ago would have been turned down by the military as being medically unfit. A second chance MY ASS. What’s next Bush? Gonna lower the recruitment age to 16 or 14 or whatever it takes to keep your filthy illegal war going? The whole lot of them disqust me.

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2 Comments on “Bushco Supports the Troops….NOT”

  1. Praguetwin Says:

    What is next?

    Guaranteed citizenship for foreigners for one thing. Might be a good way to tackle the illegal immigrant problem.

    And hey, what is wrong with dopers? 🙂

  2. expatbrian Says:

    Hey, some of my best friends are dopers, or I should say former dopers. If Iraq is anything like Vietnam, most of the troops are getting loaded anyway.


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