Thursday, August 10, 2006

Army Meets Recruiting Goal

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The Army was struggling a bit with recruiting and the left and MSM were all over it. Well, seems as though they rectified that situation:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army, which fell short in recruiting last year, made its 14th straight monthly goal in July and is expected to hit its 2006 target despite the Iraq war making recruiting harder, officials said on Thursday.

Jeff Spara, in charge of Army recruiting policy, denied the Army has been making its recruiting goals by taking lower-quality volunteers who previously might have been rejected, as some experts contend.

"It looks very good right now," Spara said of the active-duty Army reaching its goal of 80,000 new soldiers in fiscal 2006, which ends September 30. It fell about 7,000 recruits short of the same numerical goal in fiscal 2005.

The media appear to be so perplexed that a teen would join the armed forces out of pure patriotism. This is more proof that they do. Notice it is in the Politics section of ABC News.

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