The Military, Education and It’s perception by the Left

Under construction… just some notes so far.

The Raw Data:
2009 – West point is ranked #1 by Forbes. Wasn’t too long ago when the Naval Academy was #1. It was certainly the most selective anyway. (citation needed)

Statistics on education of military personnel
defense.gov
The Demographics of Military Enlistment After 9/11, Tim Kane, Ph.D., November 3, 2005

The Politicians:

John Kerry
He says:

“You know, education — if you make the most of it — you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.”

Military responds w/
“Halp us Jon Carry – We R stuck hear n Irak.” banner

The Media

Chris Matthews

Calls West Point “enemy camp” and “strange Venue”:

“I think it’s true of most wars,” Matthews said. “They start with a lot of excitement. I remember the scene in ‘Gone with the Wind’ where the rebels are so excited about going to war with the North, a country they can’t beat because of its industrial advantage and population advantage. They are going to lose that war eventually.”

However, Matthews also said he saw a lot of skepticism among some of the older audience members at West Point, which he called “the enemy camp” and “a strange venue.”

Bill Clinton

Snopes on the draft dodging claim.

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