The armed forces, already struggling to meet recruiting goals, are considering expanding the number of noncitizens in the ranks -- including disputed proposals to open recruiting stations overseas and putting more immigrants on a faster track to US citizenship if they volunteer -- according to Pentagon officials.ZOMGZ!!!!
Foreign citizens serving in the US military is a highly charged issue, which could expose the Pentagon to criticism that it is essentially using mercenaries to defend the country. Other analysts voice concern that a large contingent of noncitizens under arms could jeopardize national security or reflect badly on Americans' willingness to serve in uniform.
The idea of signing up foreigners who are seeking US citizenship is gaining traction as a way to address a critical need for the Pentagon, while fully absorbing some of the roughly one million immigrants that enter the United States legally each year.
[ cf Military considers recruiting foreigners ]
And as you and I know, the chant we will be hearing more and More from the VOCHAS,
Some Damn Illegal Immigrant Took Away My Chance To Be A Great War Hero!!!You heard it here first, and yes, we also expect that Tom DeLay's People WILL be litigating against those whiners for the "look and feel" theft of their Intellectual Property from when Dandy Dan and Tom "the Hammer" DeLay were explaining that they wanted to be famous Vietnam Vets, but the government was giving the good billets to the Minorities...
So BEE all that You Can BEE!!! And Buzz along...