Thursday, March 30, 2006

UK - BBC: Iraq and tatoos

I know, I know, what the hell do tatoos have to do with Iraq and the BBC?

Well, what caught my eye was a front page "news" story by the BBC with this headline: "US Army redraws its tattoo policy". Now, I'm thinking why in the world would the BBC put such a "news" article on the front page. (Really, I'm thinking why do the story at all.) Shouldn't the story be on the "Americas" page at best?

Knowing the BBC's anti-American agenda as I do, I figured they must have some ulterior motive. And they do.

After a lame story about the Army relaxing its policy on tatoos and make up, the BBC toss out this:

The US army was 7,000 short of its target of recruiting 80,000 new soldiers last year.

Army officials admitted the shortfall has been caused partly by a wariness among young people of having to serve in Iraq.

Now you know the real reason for the story and why it's on the front page.

But how about those numbers the BBC just toss out and hope you won't question?

Let's take a look.

So, for the last 3 months of 2005 the US military exceeded their recrutiment goals.

Ok, but what about the "wariness" to serve in Iraq?

Doesn't seem to be a problem for those who saw combat in Iraq.

Every one of the Army's 10 divisions — its key combat organizations — has exceeded its re-enlistment goal for the year to date. Those with the most intense experience in Iraq have the best rates. The 1st Cavalry Division is at 136 percent of its target, the 3rd Infantry Division at 117 percent.

An interestingly, more US Naval grads are choosing the Marines than at any time in their 161 year history.

Not surprising since the US military is the most respected institution in America.

And it's not surprising the BBC do this sort of thing since the BBC have sided with the terrorists.

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