Rangel Continues To Insult The Troops

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This time it is that people join the Army only if they can't get a "decent career".

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.

In a situation like this, a really smart journalist would ask a couple of questions. Charlie likes to tout the fact that he served in the Korean war. So, why not ask if he was drafted? If he was, does he harbor a resentment against those who were able to get student deferments? Those questions are very pertinent given Charlie's stance. That Charlie also has a severe case of rectal-cranial inversion about the troops and who and what they are doesn't really require any questioning.

To continue to malign the troops in this way shows a complete contempt for the very people who you must count on when this country needs protection. Charlie simply does not care about that. Or about the men and women he holds in such contempt. Shame on you, Charlie.

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