As a nation, we ought to be thoroughly ashamed of our "poverty draft". Bring back the real draft so that all socio-economic groups end up serving in the military. That will put a stop to unnecessary wars more quickly than anything else.
'I figure if I do another five or 10 years in the Army, the economy will turn around and I can get a truck-driving job.' ~Alex Stewart, from Grand Rapids, Mich., formerly a welder in civilian life
fact: Roughly 208,000 men and women left the military in 2007.
fact: Only about 30 percent of enlisted soldiers hold a bachelor's degree.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Choosing the military
This is from Tulsa Peace Fellowship's counter-recruitment update/digest for mid-December 2008: