Friday, August 26, 2005

Good news stats on re-enlistments

Here is another story that the leftist media has buried. They are overly willing to print on their collective front pages when some one claims the military is not meeting their enlistment goals, but are scarce when a report such as this comes along. The Army is meeting and/or exceeding their recruitment and re-enlistment goals among active duty personnel. These are some of the people that are going to or have been to Iraq and Afghanistan. A Boston Herald editorial has some details.

' Though newspapers around the country carried wire service stories of the Pentagon's Aug. 10 announcement, there wasn't a peep from The New York Times, The Washington Post or the Los Angeles Times on the subject.

Recruits in July totaled 109 percent of the Army's goal, the second straight month above target. In aggregate, the four services were 4 percent over (the Navy fell 1 percent short).

The Pentagon says the Army will still fall short for the fiscal year, and reserve components are still not signing up enough new members (though re-upping targets are being met by the National Guard units of the Army and Air Force). Still, the enlistments ought to prove that America's young men and women still believe in their country and its difficult mission in Iraq, despite all that Cindy Sheehan and her band of like-minded demonstrators can do.

The New York Post dug a little deeper than the bare-bones announcement. Every one of the Army's 10 combat divisions has exceeded its re-enlistment goal for the fiscal year so far. The 1st Cavalry Division was at 136 percent; the 3rd Infantry Division at 117 percent. As author Ralph Peters noted, "This is unprecedented in wartime."'

The leftist media wants you to believe that the military can not meet it's personnel needs bcause of the global war on terror. Nothing could be further from the truth. Especially, considering the high re-enlistment rates for units that have seen combat. The leftist media continues to report as much bad and demoralizing news as they can possibly find, while giving extensive coverage to Cindy Sheehan and other leftist terrorist ass kissers. You would never now from the MSM about the several efforts being made by those that are in support of the global war on terror, including many gold star parents. - Sailor

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