posted on Jan, 26 2013 @ 03:23 AM
Originally posted by 2manyquestions
Let me guess. Enlistment numbers are down and they need more bodies on the ground. Should we soon expect another G.I. Jane movie to inspire us all?
Maybe next they can drop the enlistment age to 16. 16 year olds are old enough to hold a gun in their hands, aren't they?
Honestly I'm all for everyone doing whatever it is they are qualified to do. If women want to go shoot up some Middle-Eastern families and they prove
to be just as good at it as their male counterparts, go for it. Just use your brain first, please. Do you really want to be part of this disgusting
war? Do you really want to take orders from politicians who clearly don't give a $%(& about you or the people you're murdering on their behalf?
I really look up to the men and women who enlisted with the best of intentions, sacrificing themselves for this country,.... but I know that the
current events are anything but just or "right". This is the time to let them starve. Don't feed the war machine. Stop enlisting, don't give them
the man/womanpower to continue this madness. If they try to bring the draft back, we should load up every single politician who votes "yes" and drop
them in the most hostile part of the Middle East. Let them get a taste of their own medicine.
Enlistment numbers are not "down"...they have been downsizing the Army since the end of the war in Iraq...people are getting kicked out left and
right for failing pt, height/weight, and not reporting to X amount of drills in a year. Now I know what is coming, "well if they aren't meeting the
standard, that is why, and that is no indicator that enlistment numbers are down"...on the contrary....in 10 years, I've never seen a single soldier
in the guard or reserve kicked out for being "too fat"...I've seen 100's of soldiers, both stateside and in a theater of operations, that had me
wondering "how in the hell did you ever find yourself here?"....no war in Iraq? Time to cut the budget. Time to downsize. When another conflict
arises, then you will see the standard lowered even further, and those very people they are kicking out now, will in essence be brought back in.