Tuesday, August 22, 2006

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!


At 23 August, 2006 22:15, Anonymous carlo.16 said...

If they find it hard to recruit volunteers, then maybe they should find out why. It's probably because many of the citizens are sick of all these wars the country is fighting. Maybe the republican administration is losing its support from the people.

At 27 August, 2006 12:03, Blogger Karl said...


You're quite right that military recruiting difficulties indicate a potential loss of support for President Bush by the American people.

That's precisely why Operation Yellow Elephant is focusing on the future leaders of our governing party - College and Young Republicans - to urge them to step up to their national leadership responsibilities and Be A Man! Enlist!

At 27 August, 2006 16:47, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like to ask each one of them who they voted for. If shrub, fuckem.

At 28 August, 2006 14:20, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This idiot compares himself to three men noted for their military service and heroism in combat. In both Socrates Athens and Cato the Elder’s Rome Militarily service was an essential part of citizenship and embraced by almost all seeking a role as political elites. In many was that was also true of imperial Britain

As an Athenian Citizen Socrates served in the militia. In the Plato’s Symposium Alcibiades mentions Socrates heroism at the Battle of Delium and that he saved his life at Potidaea.

Cato the Elder served Rome during the Second Punic War and fought in the pivotal battle of that war at Metauro.

Churchill fought during Britain’s conquest of the Sudan, and during the second Boer war he ended up a P.O.W

At 29 August, 2006 23:34, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys are complete idiots. Love, _____

At 10 October, 2006 00:30, Anonymous Anonymous said...

everyone who speculates on a war they haven't seen first hand is an asshole


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