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The US Army has exceeded recruiting goals last 2 months of this fiscal year, And met them the last 6

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posted on Dec, 13 2005 @ 03:33 PM
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Army recruitment is just fine. It appears that the men and women of the USA feel the effort in Iraq and abroad is more than worth their time and sacrifice. And the numbers show it.

So lets see, recruitment is up, Iraqi free elections are upon us, and 7 out of 10 Iraqis are happy with the progress of their country right now…What’s that some of you say about failure and defeat?

Go USA, Go Coalition, and go ISF!!!!

VIVA IRAQ!!! VICTORY IS YOURS!

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The Army has exceeded recruiting goals in the first two months of this fiscal year, reversing a trend that had some Iraq critics saying the armed services branch was "broken."
The Pentagon yesterday said the Army signed up 5,856 recruits in November, 5 percent above its goal. It previously announced the Army also exceeded its target in October, the first month of the 2006 fiscal year.
The Army has that hit its recruiting mark for six straight months, a promising development for the Bush administration. President Bush's critics had cited the Army's failure to achieve its recruiting goals in fiscal 2005 as proof that the war in Iraq is breaking the force.
Rep. John P. Murtha, Pennsylvania Democrat and one of the party's chief Iraq war critics, has called the Army "broken" and urged the White House to withdraw all U.S. troops from the country.
But Lt. Col. Bryan Hilferty, an Army spokesman at the Pentagon, said the service is more confident of filling the ranks as the recruiting year unfolds.
"Part of the reason is it's like steering a boat," he said. "The changes we made in the last year take a while to take effect."



[edit on 13-12-2005 by skippytjc]




posted on Dec, 13 2005 @ 04:00 PM
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Skippy don't you know good news and positive reports for the US are not allowed here! Only empty allegations and bad news


Anyway good find man, its nice to see the military is able to meet its recruitment goals.



posted on Dec, 13 2005 @ 04:19 PM
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I love Rev Moon! His paper is hilarious! Although they are not famous for being fair and balanced.


Army Secretary Noel Harvey and Gen. Richard Cody, the vice chief of staff, said Monday that the Army is using looser Defense Department rules that permits it to sign up more high school dropouts and people who score lower on mental-qualification tests, but they denied that this meant it was lowering standards.

Until Army recruiters began having trouble signing up enough recruits earlier this year, the Army had set minimum standards that were higher than those of the Defense Department.

The Army has had a recruiting shortfall of 6,000 to 8,000 soldiers during the past 12 months. It hasn't fallen so short of its annual goal since 1979, several years after the Vietnam War.

military.com


Lower the standards, get more soldiers! Genius!

I predict that even more soldiers will join soon!


Uncle Sam wants you – even if you’re 42 years old

By Rick Maze
Times staff writer

The Defense Department quietly asked Congress on Monday to raise the maximum age for military recruits to 42 for all branches of the service.

Under current law, the maximum age to enlist in the active components is 35, while people up to age 39 may enlist in the reserves. By practice, the accepted age for recruits is 27 for the Air Force, 28 for the Marine Corps and 34 for the Navy and Army, although the Army Reserve and Navy Reserve sometimes take people up to age 39 in some specialties.

The Pentagon’s request to raise the maximum recruit age to 42 is part of what defense officials are calling a package of “urgent wartime support initiatives” sent to Congress Monday night prior to a Tuesday hearing of the House Armed Services military personnel subcommittee.[
Army Times




[edit on 13-12-2005 by curme]



posted on Dec, 13 2005 @ 04:28 PM
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Originally posted by curme
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Lower the standards, get more soldiers! Genius!



Are you saying that "stupid" soldiers cant fight effectively?
Heck it can even help the dropouts have a better future if and when they leave the military. Of course its not for everyone.



posted on Dec, 13 2005 @ 04:47 PM
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Skippy, I hope you're going to do the decent thing and sign up then?

I mean, you don't want to miss out on all the fun now eh?



posted on Dec, 13 2005 @ 05:34 PM
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Originally posted by skippytjc
VIVA IRAQ!!! VICTORY IS YOURS!

YAY!!!

LETS DO THE HAPPY DANCE!!!

Meanwhile in the REAL WORLD,

1000th Day of the Iraq War has cost yet MORE Lives:


Bomb Kills Four U.S. Soldiers in Iraq

On the last day of campaigning, a roadside bomb killed four American soldiers Tuesday and gunmen assassinated a candidate for parliament in this week's election. A Shiite politician escaped injury in a bombing south of Baghdad.


Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

VIVA IRAQ!

VICTORY IS YOURS!


Iraq: 1,000 days of war

A thousand days ago, on 20 March 2003, the US and British armies started a campaign which ended a few weeks later with the overthrow of Saddam Hussein.

It seemed so easy. President George Bush announced that the war was over. The American mission had been accomplished. Months passed before Washington and London realised that the war had not finished. In fact it was only just beginning. Of the 18,000 US servicemen killed or wounded in Iraq, 94 per cent have been killed or wounded since the fall of Baghdad.


Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

Gee, 93 per cent? That's quite a Lot, dontcha Think?

Well, as long as the US Army can meet its Recruitment Goals!




posted on Dec, 13 2005 @ 05:56 PM
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souljah so? 43 days vs over 700 and you dont expect more deaths during the longer period?



posted on Dec, 13 2005 @ 06:03 PM
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Originally posted by namehere
souljah so? 43 days vs over 700 and you dont expect more deaths during the longer period?

Hey - Good Point!

But - Aren't the HOSTILITES Over?

Mission Accomplished?

The IDF Trained and Read to Battle?

Who NEEDS US troops in Iraq then if Everything is A-Okey?

Send'em Home!



posted on Dec, 13 2005 @ 06:08 PM
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The Coalition remaining troops will come home when the Iraqi government asks us to leave, not when you say.




seekerof



posted on Dec, 13 2005 @ 06:23 PM
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Originally posted by Seekerof
The Coalition remaining troops will come home when the Iraqi government asks us to leave, not when you say.

Interesting...


Iraqi Leaders Call for Pullout Timetable

Leaders of Iraq's sharply divided Shiites, Kurds and Sunnis called Monday for a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S.-led forces in the country and said Iraq's opposition had a "legitimate right'' of resistance.


Please visit the link provided for the complete story.



Iraqi leaders want a timetable for US withdrawal

Putting aside numerous differences at a reconciliation conference in Cairo, Iraqi leaders called for a timetable to be set for the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq. The Associated Press reports that the gathering of Sunni, Shiite, and Kurdish leaders (under the auspices of the Arab League) also said that Iraq's opposition had a "legitimate right to resistance."


Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

The Iraqi Leaders are asking for "Withdrawal Timetables"...


Poll: Iraqis not in favor of occupation

A poll of Iraqis found most think the occupation forces are hurting the country and 45 percent approve of attacks on foreign troops.

The London Telegraph obtained a copy of the results of the study which showed that in some areas 65 percent support attacks, and less than one percent think the occupation is improving security.

Eighty-two percent of respondents said they "strongly oppose" troops being in their country, 67 percent feel less secure and 72 percent have no confidence that the occupation will succeed.

A March 2004 BBC poll found more Iraqis supported the occupation, highlighting the direction they view the war has gone over the past 19 months.


Please visit the link provided for the complete story.



Iraqi public wants US out

The majority of Iraqi people are happy that Saddam Hussein has been removed from power, but unhappy with the US-led occupation according to the findings of an Oxford University backed survey.


Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

And Iraqi People are not exactly Happy about the Situation also...

So,

When are US Troops moving out of the Iraq?

OR the Entire Middle East for that Matter?



posted on Dec, 13 2005 @ 06:27 PM
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Those Iraqi leaders mentioned in your articles are not the Iraqi government leaders.

Next?





seekerof



posted on Dec, 13 2005 @ 10:40 PM
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only 2,100 U.S. soldiers have been killed since the invasion began back in 2003!!

In Vietnam, 58,000 soldiers died. So far, we have lost only 3% of what we lost in Vietnam. We are doing very well in terms of U.S. soldier casualties. THIS IS NO VIETNAM! in fact, we have had an average presence of 128,000 troops in Iraq since the invasion began, so we have lost only 1% of U.S. forces. That is a Damn good casualty rate. That is very small.

We are doing very well, stop undermining our progress in Iraq by focusing only on the bad things. We have built schools. We are training Iraqi police and military forces. Free elections have happened, and some are taking place this week right now. And we have never lost a battle against the insurgents. In every engagement, the insurgents have ALWAYS retreated.
Militarily, we are doing a superb job, and politically, we are making improvement as time goes on A stable and Democratic Iraq is not something that happens over night. Training a sufficient number of IDF and polic, building schools and establishing a government all take lots of time. We arent ready to withdrawel YET, pulling out troops prematurely would be the worst move to make. Your bad mouthing our progress is not helping.

[edit on 13-12-2005 by bob2000]



posted on Dec, 14 2005 @ 05:53 AM
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Originally posted by Seekerof
Those Iraqi leaders mentioned in your articles are not the Iraqi government leaders.

Next?

Ahhh YES I forgot!

The ONLY Iraqi Leaders are the Ones put in Power by the USA, right?

The Voice of the Iraqi people does not Count anyway!



posted on Dec, 14 2005 @ 07:20 AM
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Originally posted by Souljah
Ahhh YES I forgot!

The ONLY Iraqi Leaders are the Ones put in Power by the USA, right?

The Voice of the Iraqi people does not Count anyway!


Can you prove that? Any backup? Or as usual, this is just your anti USA perspective that defies all reason and truth?

Again Soul, the Iraqi's say they are happier and want this FREE election, but somehow you know better than they do...


You know Souljah, eventually you're going to have to pay attention to whats really happening to the Iraqi's, and not just what you want to be happening to the Iraqis to support your anti USA agendas. Heck, with the trrorism brewing just under your nose Soul, maybe you shouldnt be throwing stones...



posted on Dec, 14 2005 @ 07:25 AM
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more meat for the grinder ! YEEEEHAWWWW

go yankeeees, youre going to need every single one of those god forsaken souls if you plan to win the war on terrorism



posted on Dec, 14 2005 @ 08:13 AM
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Ahhh YES I forgot!

The ONLY Iraqi Leaders are the Ones put in Power by the USA, right?

The Voice of the Iraqi people does not Count anyway!


Really? Have you missed something? The Iraqi people are voting right now even as I type. You might want to read up on that before you post your usual rhetoric.


Nukunuku can you please elaborate on your post.



posted on Dec, 14 2005 @ 08:22 AM
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Originally posted by Souljah
The ONLY Iraqi Leaders are the Ones put in Power by the USA, right?

No Souljah, the Iraqi Leaders are the ones put in power by
the Iraqi people ... you know .. the ones who are voting now
in free elections for the first time in 40 + years. They are
the ones smiling, holding up their ink stained fingers, and
thanking America and the Coalition for their voting rights.



The Voice of the Iraqi people does not Count anyway!

Try reading the blogs from Iraq - the uncensored voice of
Iraqis. They are VERY happy to be free and to be able to
speak. They are also grateful for their freedoms and they
are grateful to America and the coalition for bringing it to them.



posted on Dec, 14 2005 @ 10:15 AM
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Originally posted by WestPoint23


Nukunuku can you please elaborate on your post.


yes sure, your country is in the war which it doesnt want to win....im sorry let me rephrase....your country has been hijacked by multinational corporations which trough lobyists control your country and make a lot of money by making sure the war keeps on going forever....and they need people to fight their wars.



posted on Dec, 14 2005 @ 10:44 AM
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Originally posted by nukunuku

yes sure, your country is in the war which it doesnt want to win....im sorry let me rephrase....your country has been hijacked by multinational corporations which trough lobyists control your country and make a lot of money by making sure the war keeps on going forever....and they need people to fight their wars.


But yet the Iraqis are happy, the polls show it, and are voting for a truly free government for the first time in many decades. All due to an effort spearheaded by the USA.

But heck, what do the Iraqi's know anyways right?


Anything to hate the USA....Im certain your home nation is perfect...



posted on Dec, 14 2005 @ 11:11 AM
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Originally posted by FlyersFan
the Iraqi Leaders are the ones put in power by
the Iraqi people...

LOOK - the current IRAQI Leaders are only members of TWO of the Ethnic/Religious Groups in Iraq, which were put to Power by the People who represent this two Ethnic/Religious Groups, simply because they represent the Majority.

And because the Coalition put them there.



Try reading the blogs from Iraq - the uncensored voice of
Iraqis. They are VERY happy to be free and to be able to
speak. They are also grateful for their freedoms and they
are grateful to America and the coalition for bringing it to them.

Ofcourse the Shia/Kurdish people are HAPPY!

They are Back in Power!

Now it is THEIR Turn to rule this Country, and its THEIR TIME for REVENGE!

But ain't it Funny that the News about Shia/Kurdish Death Squads do not hit Front Pages - because in FACT these Ethnic Militas RULE Iraq!

Not the PEOPLE of Iraq.

And Certainly Not the GOVERMENT of Iraq.

[edit on 14/12/05 by Souljah]



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