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Re: “Thwarting the Recruiters

This may be a dated response, but Allison is full of crap. They don't tell you to "burn the village", they have you chant kill to get it in your head that you can't freeze up when killing is necessary so that you don’t get your fellow soldiers killed because you’re afraid to pull the trigger.
Also, mustard gas will chemically burn you very severely, if not kill you. The gas she is embellishing is tear gas, which does not kill or injure you. It is designed to incapacitate.
This is just more irresponsible journalism enabling more ignorant activism. It’s easy to be a critic of things you only understand superficially. Basic training seems like the whole world when you’re in it, but years later you realize how insignificant of an impact it has in comparison to the following growth you gain by having an important job with immense pride and responsibility. And of course service people get paid less on paper, a service member’s base pay is very low. However the things that are provided in addition to pay such as; housing, allowances for housing, galleys and cost of living allowances, the service member lives the same quality of life as some one making much more. Between my E5 base pay and my allowance for housing the bay area, I live a life equivalent to a $46,000 a year income. Ignorant criticism is the military’s worst enemy.

Posted by Brendan Davis on 03/12/2008 at 12:36 PM

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