WASHINGTON (Nov. 3) -- Are America's youth too fat, dumb or dishonest to defend the nation against its enemies?
The latest Army statistics show a stunning 75 percent of military-age youth are ineligible to join the military because they are overweight, can't pass entrance exams, have dropped out of high school or had run-ins with the law.
So many young people between the prime recruiting ages of 17 and 24 cannot meet minimum standards...
"We've never had this problem of young people being obese like we have today," said Gen. John Shalikashvili, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
He calls the rising number of youth unfit for duty a matter of national security. "We should be concerned about how this will impact this overstretched Army and its ability to recruit."
Of course if we weren't trying to occupy every square inch of planet earth and enforce our twisted ways on the entire world we might not need as many "soldiers."
But I don't see what the problem is here. Just import more immigrants. People who will do the jobs fat Americans won't.
Or better still, offshore!
Let's hire out the Chinese military to do our world policing.
After all, not factored into the story, is the changing demographics of America. Probably only around 52% of America is still White.
America has defined herself out of existence. Today, America is nothing more than a brand name like Pepsi or Levi. It's a business with out borders.
What's to defend?