posted on Jan, 11 2003 @ 12:41 PM
5 out of 5 veterans were knee-jerk and didn't understand what was said, almost as if they had been led in a direction, huh?
I started the article at the top, and then read it, not looking for any pre-explained meaning but getting lost in the story. After reading it, it was
extremely evident to me what was said.
It was mandatory that the individuals drafted leave their jobs and go into service, at service pay. Had they wanted to join the military, they'd
have done so, so it can be assumed they weren't especially happy about the chosing. They were trained for a period of weeks, or months, depending on
their specialty, and then sent to their duty stations. After their service, they left. These people, forced against their will, paid below the
civilian standards by a sizable margin, many with attitudes that matched the crappy circumstance, were not career soldiers and departed the military
with the training. This is not the best return for the military, and that should be easily understood.
It seems to me that no matter how carefully a speaker chooses his words, there are always going to be people who miss what they say. If you open your
yap in front of a microphone, you shall surely be punished for it.