800,000 Privileged Youths Enlist To Fight In Iraq
Private Jonathan Grace, 18, who was to commence studies at Dartmouth College next fall, but will instead attend 12 weeks of basic training before being deployed to Fallujah with the 1st Army Battalion [said] “Whether I agree with the war or not, our president needs us, and I’ll be damned if I’m going to let our least advantaged citizens bear the brunt of this awesome burden.”
At the on-campus temporary recruitment table at Reed College in Portland, OR, the line of students eager to sign up for active duty stretched around the block Monday. Recruiters across the country reported a similar trend, with scores of young people asking how soon they could be ready to go to battle in Iraq.
…[S]aid Daniel Feldman, 26, who resides in the affluent neighborhood of Brookline, MA and recently passed his bar exam: “I didn’t realize you could just sign up.”
Funny because it’s not true.
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