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Friday, March 02, 2007

Truth in advertising

Truth in advertising ought to apply to the U.S. military recruiting policy.

There are numerous articles written about National Guard and Reserve casualties, and the hardships incurred by these wonderful Americans following repeat combat tours. Some Reserve and Guard units have served three combat rotations to date.


I heard a Florida N.G. recruiting advertisement on the radio yesterday. It offered college funds, pay while learning a job, experience helping your community and the opportunity to mature as a person. All of these are true, but nowhere did the words "extended combat tours" or "stop loss" enter into the rosy sales pitch.


The military should tell the truth to recruits and stop blowing smoke up their asses and telling them it's sunshine. Telling the truth about the military is a tall order in this administration, but honesty with the new hires would be as good a place to start as any.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Russell said...

And they always seem to leave the part out "if you survive service in Iraq."

Friday, March 2, 2007 at 11:18:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger rangeragainstwar said...

Bingo.

Saturday, March 3, 2007 at 12:20:00 AM GMT-5  

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