I Want to Save a Child's Sight!

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Uncle Sam REALLY Wants You

Herbert: "One of the many problems here is that adolescents should not be hounded by military recruiters under any circumstances, and they shouldn't be pursued at all without the full knowledge and consent of parents or guardians."

"Let the Army be honest and upfront in its recruitment. War is not child's play, and warriors shouldn't be assembled through the use of seductive sales pitches to youngsters too immature to make an informed decision on matters that might well result in their having to kill others, or being killed themselves." [NYT]

Recruitment numbers are so far down right now that they are trying anything and everything to get these kids to sign away their lives. How far away are we from a draft? You know, the one that Bush and his cronies promised wouldn't happen.

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