Recruitment of Katrina victims in Astrodome

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The irony train continues full speed ahead. Stupid war... too few troops... massive evacuation results... recruitment of evacuees to shore up the losses that shouldn't have occurred in the first place...

A press release, apparently from several sources and reported by Operation Flashlight, indicates that the military has taken a page from the missionary handbook:


"Doling out food to the hungry crowds overflowing Houston’s Astrodome, the National Guard has engaged in ad hoc recruiting in recent days... the U.S. military is conducting a Job Fair in the Astrodome in a blatant effort to exploit the despair of masses of Americans evacuated from the Gulf Coast. Once signed up, even if purportedly to reconstruct their region, they could easily find themselves deployed to Iraq..."
This is like some sick joke you only make in your most cynical moments... NOTE: If a reader would like to follow up on this story using the contact info in the link, we'll work to post whatever they find out... (Operation Flashlight)

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