Marines Make Annual Recruiting Quota - NOT!
Even though the U.S. Marine Corps states that it expects to make its recruiting quota for the fiscal year ending September 30, they're clearly still in need of real heterosexual College and Young Republicans. The Marines are actually calling up 2,500 reservists who have already served - more than once. Money quotes:
Marine commanders will call up formerly active-duty service members now classified as reservists because the Corps failed to find enough volunteers among its emergency reserve pool to fill jobs in combat zones. . . . "You can send Marines back for a third or fourth time, but you have to understand you are destroying their lives," said Paul Rieckhoff, founder of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. "It is not what they intended the all-volunteer military to look like."
UPDATE: The Third Battalion, Fourth Marine Regiment, is heading back to Iraq for the fourth time since 2003. 20% of its members have already served in Iraq twice; 60% are going for the first time.
The Toledo Blade agrees with Paul Rieckhoff. OK, Yellow Elephants, now it's your turn:
Be A Man! Enlist!