Monday, November 27, 2006

Rangel Wants to Prove the Military Stupid and Poor

Charles Rangel is now on his campaign, not only for a draft, but to prove that the military is not very bright and only from poor communities - AND, he's going to have hearings to prove it!!!


Excerpts from his interview with Chris Wallace on FoxNews Sunday:

Congressman, in fact, contrary to what you've been saying, isn't the volunteer army better educated and more well-to-do than the general population?

Of course not. I want to make it abundantly clear that I have been advocating a draft ever since the President has been talking about war, and none of this comes within the jurisdiction of the Ways and Means Committee.

But 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 fellow 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.

So anyone who supports the war and is against everyone sharing in the sacrifice is being hypocritical about the whole thing. The record is clear, and once we are able to get hearings on this, everyone will see what they already know, and that is that those who have the least opportunities at this age find themselves in the military, as I did when I was 18 years old.


I find Rangel's comments far more insulting and incendiary than than Kerry's. It is evident that he is determined to make the truth fiction and attempt to prove his crazy theory. It is also evident that he has no respect for anyone serving. He also has no concept that our military wants to fight to keep this country safe and free. Without them, he wouldn't get to babble on and attack them at every turn.

Read the entire interview here.

Hats Off to The Tension for finding the interview.

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