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Army Recruiters:
More Lies to Young People

Nov 13, 2006

Recently WABC News in New York City sent students with hidden video cameras into 10 U.S. Army recruitment centers in the area.

What did the videos show?

One student asks a recruiter, “Nobody is going over to Iraq anymore?” “No, we’re bringing people back,” he replies. “We’re not at war. War ended a long time ago,” another recruiter says.

Yet another recruiter even claimed that if you didn’t like the Army, you could just quit. “It’s called a ‘Failure to Adapt’ discharge,” the recruiter says. “It’s an entry level discharge, so it won’t affect anything on your record. It’ll just be like it never happened.”

Last year, a small scandal developed over the lies told by U.S. Army recruiters. The Army then announced it had retrained every one of them.

Apparently, they learned the bigger the lie, the better!