July 28, 2006
More WaPo Anti-War/Anti-Military BiasTopics: Follies of the Mainstream Media
Curt, a fellow Marine, offers a perspective on what he calls "a classic example of biased reporting from the Washington Post" - referring to the WaPo's piece titled "'Waiting to Get Blown Up" in which they took a few classic "bithes" from soldiers and extrapolated them all the way to poor moral.
As Curt says, take it from a Marine, troops bitch. I add, take it from another Marine - It don't mean nuttin!!!
As a matter of fact, Christian Science Monitor reports that troops continue to volunteer: In a normal year, the Army National Guard expects 18 percent of its soldiers to leave because of retirement, injury, and death, or because they do not reenlist. This year, the attrition rate is only 18.9 percent. Meanwhile, reenlistment rates for the Army and Marines are either exceeding goals or are within a few percentage points of them. Some data even show that reenlistment rates are higher for units deployed overseas than for those that have remained at home.
As always - it's always all about perspective - and troops bitch.
Posted by Richard at July 28, 2006 7:37 AM
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