WTF? Is This A Recuitment Article???

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    After all the negative, this from the NYT???

    http://nytimes.com/2005/08/13/inter...&en=ba6d79195f5a1956&ei=5094&partner=homepage
     
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    Wow. They are living almost as well as our violent prisoners. [insert sarcasm here.]

    Good for them, they deserve whatever comforts they can get.
     
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    Agreed, but can you think of a more incongruous source? What is that about?
     
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    Like Chillery, they are attempting to move to center.
     
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    This is bs. The detainees get better living than most sailors and marines do.

    The NYT is trying to stir up the left by making it seem like the "war criminals" in Iraq are living the good life off taxpayer dollars before they go torture innocent iraqis and terrorists.
     
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    I agree with your assessment. But that would be "stolen oil money depriving some starving Iraqi of his gruel" instead of "taxpayer dollars." :smoke:
     
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    I'm with NATO. I don't think they were trying to write a recruitment article.
     
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    Bingo! As a former serviceman myself, I can tell you I never saw anything thing like that when I was in which was around 10 years ago. We were lucky to get a TV that everyone shared in our barracks. The officers however did have it much better, but thier quarters were still cramped, no nearly as bad as the enlisted quaters.
     
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    Jesus Christ!!!!!?????

    Are you folks on some kind of drugs or something? Even in Viet Nam I knew of other service members that actually had apartments/houses/other housing with housegirls and boys (actually working women and men, but that's what we called them). Combat ain't like every day, 24 hours a day or even frequent. It's those few minutes/seconds of self-sacrifice and true honor that make heroes. I saw the same thing in Panama, Grenada and even moreso in Saudi Arabia in 1990 and 1991.

    It's the exposure to combat and the willingness to follow orders that counts with me. That lucky jerk that lives in the condo with cable TV is going to be the replacement, whether he likes it or not, for some other soldier that gets snuffed while on a routine patrol. Getting high or getting drunk wasn't any disqualification then and it isn't now for heroism. It' all in perception and the way it is reported.

    After having read the entire article, I don't think the article was meant as a recruiting tool or a detriment to recruiting. I think it was sound reporting.

    Psychoblues
     
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    Im just singing those psycho blues, yea, yea, yea, psycho psycho, my name says it all. yea, yea , yea
     

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