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The War At Home

From the AP: More than 100 young women who expressed interest in joining the military in the past year were preyed upon sexually by their recruiters.

From the AP:

More than 100 young women who expressed interest in joining the military in the past year were preyed upon sexually by their recruiters. Women were raped on recruiting office couches, assaulted in government cars and groped en route to entrance exams.

The military's desperately overstretched as a result of this reckless war. With typical Republican logic, they've resorted to using unscrupulous bottom-feeders as recruiters and letting them run wild. Military recruiters have always tended to be sleazy, but it's gotten much worse. They lie, cheat, and manipulate young people - especially disadvantaged young people - to make up for the planning mistakes of their superiors.

Now we're learning that they rape and abuse recruits, too. It's not just Abu Ghraib and Gitmo anymore. Like the old country song says, "War Is Hell On The Home Front Too."

"This should never be allowed to happen," one 18-year-old young woman said. "He had my future. I trusted him."

She might as well be speaking for the entire country.

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