You want to join the British armed forces, though you’re overweight? You used to be not welcome; but now you are.
You want to join the US armed forces in Iraq, even though you have a criminal record? You’re welcome.
You want to join the US armed forces in Iraq, even though you are on drugs? You’re welcome.
You want to join the US armed forces in Iraq, even though you are gay? You’re …. UNwelcome, as the Bush administration is not that broad-minded.
From the Southern Poverty Law Center in the USA:
Under pressure to meet wartime manpower goals, the U.S. military has relaxed standards designed to weed out racist extremists.
Large numbers of potentially violent neo-Nazis, skinheads and other white supremacists are now learning the art of warfare in the armed forces.
Department of Defense investigators estimate thousands of soldiers in the Army alone are involved in extremist or gang activity.
“We’ve got Aryan Nations graffiti in Baghdad,” said one investigator.
Not that surprising, as the Belgian correspondent of the Bush administration’s favourite weekly, The Weekly Standard, Paul Beliën, is in the neo nazi Vlaams Belang party.
Iraq war and economics: here.
- SPLC Intelligence Report: Neo-Nazi Building White Supremacist Compound in Idaho – PR Newswire – The Sacramento Bee (innerstandingisness.wordpress.com)