"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
"the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts." - George Orwell

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Army hits June recruit goal

I so intended to post this yesterday.

The opener from the Washington Post:

The U.S. Army, aiming to avoid missing a second straight annual recruiting goal amid the Iraq war, achieved its June target, the Pentagon said on Monday, while denying the military is taking lower-quality volunteers.
Granted, this is news (news that made it to page A-16 in the print addition), but you know they love opening with "aiming to avoid missing...." and that of course including the answer to what I'm sure was their first question regarding mental competence.

Reaching this recruiting goal makes this the 13th month in a row that the numbers have been met or exceeded.

Front page news if the goal is missed; buried if not - that's what I consider the real news here.


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