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.While Senator Kerry's comments were just part of a vlubbed joke there isn't much mistakeing Rep. Rangel's comments. Unless of course Fox News cut off Rangel's Borat-like "NOT" at the end.
I'm not insulted by this. As far as I'm concerned Rep. Rangel is simply doing his job as an elected member of our government. That he's woefully ill-informed of the demographics of his own country's military is something you'd think the voters in his district would be glad to learn.