Sunday, April 23, 2006

Deserting the Desert

Another thing the big-time news outlets are not publicizing is how the Army's desertion rate is way down since 9/11. That wouldn't fit nicely in the lefties' belief that "even soldiers don't support this war." If you do see a story about this, it usually chalks the statistics up to better army benefits, implying that we are all just money-grubbing mercenaries.
An interesting footnote is the insignificant desertion figures published by the Air Farce: only 30 airmen per year desert. Must be all the comfy linen, dorm rooms, and steak dinners the airdales get.