Wonder if this has any economic reasons for happening, as in the economy is not really doing as well as some reporting.
How about guys and gals just want to defend their country. Is that so hard to imagine anymore? Wow.
No, I do not believe so. The first sentence in the story posits that Americans are growing pessimistic. I believe the average American knows we have a job to do in Iraq and it is the cowardly left leaning writers of opinions disguised as news that are attempting to thwart the job that must be done.
I work in an aspect of the entertainment industry. Our sales are up this year. There appears to be a growth in disposable income and demand for non essential entertainment products. I say the economy is therefore doing well.
"Though Americans are increasingly pessimistic about the war in Iraq"
"Though Liberal & Democrat Americans that we select for all of our biased polls are increasingly pessmistic about the aftermath of the war in Iraq"
There, that's better
I enlisted a few years after the Vietnam War ended. I was a pampered princess from an upper-middle class family. I had a full academic scholarship to Luther College in Iowa. I didn't have to join; I wanted to see the World! Then I ended up loving it so much and I was good at it, so I stayed for twenty years.
I enlisted during the Carter years of no jobs, no gasoline and 18% interest rates! These kids want to serve, just as I did. And God Bless Them!
Economics rarely play into someone's decision to join up, no matter what the MSM tries to tell us. :)
If I can find my link to data that shows who enlists, I'll post it. I had a hard drive crash a while ago and lost some really good stuff. :(
I'm guessing that it does have something to do with the economy, however, I'm still humbled and proud that the Marines and the Army are meeting and exceeding their recruiting goals. We've lost at least 47 Americans in the first 12 days of December in Iraq, but the volunteers keep coming. I'm impressed.
Friends and students of mine have pictures, videos and souveniers as well as very positive stories about the Iraqi people they have met. To a man, they all said that they would go back. (they were all in combat arms, not REMFs).
Doubt it. All those going into the Marines and Army have about a 100% chance of going to Iraq. You don't do that for economic reasons alone.
Not possible. The Democrats are in charge now. We live in a utopia.
OK, 'fess up!
You're either Jon Carry or Charlie Rangel!
"Wonder if this has any economic reasons for happening, as in the economy is not really doing as well as some reporting."
What real indications of economic slowdown do you see to support that? I see nothing but positive economic conditions with slowdown on the side.
As for the military, since the war in Iraq began, the ratio of wealthy to poor has increased. In other words, the war has caused more upper middle class enlistments and less poor.
So you're wrong on all counts.
There's lots more out there if you need it to further correct your 'idea.'
If recruiting is good, the economy must be bad....is that it?
That was a satirical comment, right?