“If a young fellow has an option of having a decent career, or joining the Army to fight in Iraq, you can bet your life that he would not be in Iraq,” Mr. Rangel, a Democrat representing Manhattan and Queens, said on “Fox News Sunday.”
“If there’s anyone who believes these youngsters want to fight, as the Pentagon and some generals have said, you can just forget about it. No bright young individual wants to fight just because of a bonus and just because of educational benefits. And most all of them come from communities of very, very high unemployment,” the congressman said.
I am becoming quite fond of Mr. Rangel because he provides me with so much for my blogsite. For some reason, ever since the election Charles Rangel seems to be perpetually shoving his foot into his pie-hole. Thanks Chuckie, you make running this blog so much easier.
Once again, we have evidence that the Left has NO IDEA what it means to serve in the military. And the shocking thing is that both John Kerry and Charles Rangel are war veterans. Have they just forgotten? Or has politics superceded loyalty to the military? Rangel seems to have forgotten that our entire military is strictly volunteer. He has forgotten that re-enlistment is up, and that many people in Iraq RIGHT NOW volunteered for the assignment. He doesn't get it, because he doesn't get the cause. He doesn't understand that a good thing was done in Iraq, and the military is proud to have freed over 30 million oppressed humans. He doesn't understand what honor is, what 'service before self' means, how 'integrity first and excellence in all we do' acts as a foundation for an entire lifestyle and subculture. He doesn't get it. Few politicians do.
That's alright, Charlie. You can spew your insults and offend our service all you want. We'll continue to serve. That's what we do, whether or not you agree with it. You're not the first and certainly won't be the last.