Uncle Sam wants you...unconditionall

Of a NY Times article on pressured military recruiters and their subsequent "rule-bending," Steve muses: "Imagine ordering a complicated route march or a flanking maneuver to Private ADD (attention deficit disorder) and his mind is looking at a highway marker. And then, for fun, you get Pvt. Asthma, Pvt. Pothead, and Pvt. Sneakthief all walking alongside you. I mean, one out of every THREE?" And indeed, on the very same day, TalkLeft notes that Abu Ghraib poster-girl Lynndie England was, uh, not an ideal candidate for the armed forces: "The defense case began with a doctor who testified England was cognitively impaired due to oxygen deprivation at birth. Her problems, which include speech impairment and reading disability, were diagnosed in kindergarten." (Steve Gilliard & TalkLeft)

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