November 26, 2006

This should be interesting

Charlie Rangel on today's Army:

I want to make it abundantly clear: if there’s anyone who believes that these youngsters want to fight, as the Pentagon and some generals have said, you can just forget about it. No young, bright individual wants to fight just because of a bonus and just because of educational benefits. And most all of them come from communities of very, very high unemployment. If a young fella has an option of having a decent career or joining the army to fight in Iraq, you can bet your life that he would not be in Iraq.

Someone needs to send this to incoming Democratic Virginia Senator Jim "Born Fightin'" Webb for a reaction, RE his son currently in Iraq. Odds are the reaction would be, how you say, ah yes, Kramer-esque.

Posted by Steve-O at November 26, 2006 09:00 PM | TrackBack