Florida Joins Operation Yellow Elephant!
Letters to the Editor of the St. Petersburg Times:
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Recruiters on the prowl
President Bush wants more troops, and the recruiters are out in full force. My friend's daughter is getting bombarded by recruiters. They are in the schools and calling them at home. The recruiters are given lists of the students in the schools. That was allowed with the "No Child Left Behind" law. She is only 16 and has succeeded academically. And they persist.
The recruiters target young, naive students and people in economically challenged areas. The advertisements on television and the brochures make the armed services sound so exciting and promising. You'll get an education and a career when you get home. Sure, if you still have all your limbs.
Bring the Bush girls home from Rio, or the location of their latest party, and enlist them!
Susan Smith, Crystal Beach
Candidates for enlistment
President Bush says he wants to increase the size of the Army. Where will the new soldiers come from? I have an idea.
There are 1,800 chapters of College Republicans, according to their Web site. If each chapter will have 10 of their patriotic young people who support the president volunteer for military service, that would quickly yield 18,000 troops! They could even serve in squads with names such as "The Gators" and "The Seminoles."
Tom Butler, U.S. Army veteran, Tallahassee.
Hat tip to BlondeSense.