Brains Over Bombs

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Military Recruiting Must Be REALLY Low

Over the past couple of years, it seems like the US Military has been devoting more time into trying to recruit new soldiers than actually fighting the 'War on Terror' (or for you right-wing nutjobs; 'War on Terra'). The military has been trying very hard to get kids to sign up. If they didn't convince you at your high school or your grocery store to sign up, they were going to get you another way.

One of the most recent attempts to get the younger ones to sign up was to start a video game called "America's Army". This game is pretty much like joining the US Army. You start out in basic training boot camp with firing your weapon, and then move on to training exercises. Once you pass all the training levels, you get to start fighting the 'terrorists'. It is funny though, because when you shoot someone, there is pretty much no blood and there are never any limbs missing or holes in the body. I assume there is no real violence in the game because of people like Hillary Clinton and Joe Lieberman. They have been on the forefront of fighting video game violence.

With the newer military-style video games out like Battle Field 2, America's Army must have died down. They recently cancelled the game. But for now, the military is trying something fresh. I give you, the Military Theme Park. They brought up a proposal for it in Virginia, but Officials there were objecting to it because they think it will cause too much traffic. So the military plans to build it a few miles down the road.

"You can command the latest M-1 tank, feel the rush of a paratrooper freefall, fly a Cobra Gunship or defend your B-17 as a waist gunner," according to the proposal, which was obtained by The Washington Post.

Sign me up!

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