This crisis in military recruiting is a direct result of the ongoing occupation of Iraq. Before the war, it was easier to lure young people with false promises of easy money for college and high-tech job training. But now, youth and parents realize that enlisting means a good possibility of being sent to Iraq and that can mean joining the 1,800 who have already died in Iraq or coming home permanently scarred or traumatized.
George W. Bush lied us into the Iraqi War, but remains unpunished for his wrongdoing. Meanwhile, on the sports front, Raffy Palmeiro of the Baltimore Orioles has tested positive for steroids and been suspended for ten days. Yet, he told Congress he had never used steroids. Rep. Chris Shays said he was “extremely disappointed” about Palmeiro. If so, what should the response of Congress be to all of Bush’s treachery? Think: Impeachment!