Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Blackrecruits Down

As if our nation's military needed any more problems...

We're fighting a virtually unwinnable war against Iraqi insurgents that look remarkably like friendly Iraqi citizens, we're hunting Osama bin Laden and his terrorist fuckhead cronies somewhere along the Pakinstani/Afghani border, Iran is presenting an imminent threat that may call for American military might (all options are on the table), North Korea is still freakin' out like a misbehaving child on a sugar binge that craves the attention of a neglecting mother, and if we have a little time to spare, some of our soldiers have to riddle a freed Italian journalist's speeding car with bullets.

But now the strongest military power in modern history faces another dangerous challenge: Operation Get Behind the Darkies is in serious jeopardy.

Black volunteers for the U.S. Army have fallen 41 percent over the past four years -- they've gone from 23.5 percent of recruits in fiscal 2000 down to 13.9 percent in the first four months of fiscal 2005, according to the Army of One, aka the Army of Fewer Black Guys. Good luck out there, Darkies. Sheeet.

2 Comments:

At 10:17 AM, Blogger ethan said...

it's hard to really condemn the american troops for shooting at incoming cars given that suicide bombers don't exactly where signs around their neck. clearly you're not doing that, but i just think this is an often overlooked point (by the press). it's not like the guards are using honda civics for target practice, as the media often implies. i wish the iraqi people would not view this as the american troop's fault (as the article implies) and instead start getting pissed at the suicide bombers who are (in)directly causing the problem.

and as for the decrease in black enlistees - sort of puts a damper on michael moore's "the government forces poor blacks to be on the front line" bullshit.

 
At 2:14 PM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

Yeah, I have nothing but love for the troops, considering you couldn't pay me enough to go to war and they're much braver than me, I was just makin' a little joke. Dude, if a speeding car was approaching my checkpoint, I'd light that fucker up like nobody's business. No questions asked, next fucking case. Next fucking case.

 

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