Sunday, October 14, 2007

"OK, Coppers! Ya Got Me! I'll enlist. But I Want BOTH A 'Morality Waiver' And 'Retroactive Immunity'..

"...that I can use later, when I need it.
"Plus a dime bag...and a jug of Stoli...'n a 'ho, too. Young! Dang! This war-shit is GREAT!"

Apparently, there's a hue & cry a'brewin' about 'felons' enlisting. "From the San Antonio Express blog:

WASHINGTON — The Army made its recruiting goal last year despite an increasingly unpopular war by turning to people convicted of serious crimes.

Recruiters signed up people who had committed such felonies as arson, burglary, aggravated assault, breaking and entering and driving while intoxicated.

The Army Recruiting Command said "moral" waivers for 1,620 felons were approved in the 2007 federal fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30. That was far above the 2006 mark of 1,002.

If it hadn't been for felons and farm-boys, through most of its history, the US couldn't have kept a standing army.

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