Wednesday, March 22, 2006

The Soldier's IQ

Comedian Richard Belzer thinks our soldiers aren't very bright.

Doug Powers' article about Belzer's appearance on Bill Maher's show 'Real Time with Bill Maher' where Belzer made it known that soldiers aren't best qualified to comment because they don't have time to read all the newspapers he does, because they are so busy trying not to die. Plus, they are just kids who couldn't get a job anywhere else.

I see his point. How smart can you be to volunteer to go sign up to go to a cesspool like Iraq, with it's 120 degree summers, sandstorms, lousy food, and a daily chance of being offed by any punk with half a stick of dynamite or an AK? You make so little money you usually qualify for food stamps. Lots of soldiers come home injured and missing pieces, and some even die.

Why would you go? Is it just because of some sense of duty to country? Some idea that you need to give something back? Maybe they feel like they need to help people in other countries for some reason. Or maybe they even think they are defending the United States from something. What a lousy way to earn a living, when you could be on TV insulting those people instead.

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