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Dropouts In Baghdad

By Alexander Russo — February 08, 2007 1 min read

“When Senator John Kerry said last fall that students who didn’t do well in school were more likely to “get stuck in Iraq,” he was immediately attacked for insulting the intelligence of U.S. troops,” according to this Harper’s Magazine article (Kerry Was Right). “Of course, Kerry’s comment was entirely accurate—not because American soldiers in Iraq are dumb, but because the Pentagon, in seeking to overcome serious recruiting shortfalls, has enlisted growing numbers of high school dropouts.”

Felons, too, according to CNN’s Paris Hilton Anderson Cooper -- but of course that’s someone else’s problem.

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