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  •  No it doesn't tie the hands of the Pentagon. (6+ / 0-)

    That's just nonsense. There's a pretty huge poll of unemployed people who can be hired as military for about 1/7 the cost of the mercenaries.

    Not to mention the historical problem with private military forces.

    And my comment is there so a Representative can see it, since that's a much much bigger problem, and it would be nice if we can start discussing that..

    Until we break the corporate virtual monopoly on what we hear and see, we keep losing, don't matter what we do.

    by Jim P on Tue Feb 23, 2010 at 11:31:22 AM PST

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    •  So.. you are enlisting when? (0+ / 0-)

      You seem to be rather cavalier about having the unemployed simply join up cuz they have nothing better going for them.

      Last I heard it's still a volunteer military and the army or other branches can't "hire" at will.  If you can't get them to volunteer, you are S.O.L..  And, at the rate they are dying in Afghanistan lately, that might not be so easy.

      "Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others." - G. Marx

      by Skeptical Bastard on Tue Feb 23, 2010 at 11:56:44 AM PST

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