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We are pleased to present his debut post today.
Military Recruiters Caught Lying
By American Socialist
An ABC News investigation showed military recruiters lying to students. The investigation consisted of giving students hidden cameras before talking to military recruiters. On camera, the military recruiters were caught telling students that the war in Iraq was over, people won't be going to Iraq, and that they are bringing people home. Not true at all. The war in Iraq is very much alive, my friend, people are still getting sent there, and people are not being brought home. In fact, troops that are there are in Iraq are having their stays extended.
Let us not forget that this has happened before. Last year, military recruiting was halted and recruiters had to be retrained because too much stuff like this was happening.
If that is the case, then I want to ask why our schools are letting these death recruiters onto school property.
Here is a sample of the ABC News findings:
Student: "Nobody is going to Iraq anymore?"
Recruiter: "No, we're bringing people back." Recruiter: "We're not at war. War ended a long time ago.
One student, who posed as a drug addict asked
"You mean I'm not going to get in trouble."
Not only did the recruiters tell him no, he also helped him cheat to sign up. It was all caught on tape.
AOL News took a poll on what people thought about the terrible acts of these recruiters. The poll showed that 79% of people the people who took the poll thought that this was something that recruiters did on a regular basis. At least they have some sense. If the school boards that are allowing these liars to come into our schools would have had enough sense to know that these recruiters lie everyday, then many students wouldn't have signed up and lost their lives.
To read AOL's poll and story, and to get more information, click here
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