Recruiters Lie about Iraq
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[Shocking revelation, isn't it?--DC]
Recruiters dishonest about Iraq
November 5, 2006
An undercover investigation by ABC News revealed some Army
recruiters told students that if they enlisted, their
chances of going to Iraq would be small.
In an exchange videotaped by a hidden camera, a student
asked a recruiter, "Nobody is going over to Iraq anymore?"
The reply: "No, we're bringing people back."
ABC News said Friday that it and New York affiliate WABC
provided 10 students with hidden cameras and sent them to
recruiters in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
One recruiter told a student that just quitting the Army was
an option if military service didn't suit the new recruit.
"It's called a 'Failure to Adapt' discharge," the recruiter
said. "It'll just be like it never happened."
But Col. Robert Manning, in charge of Army recruiting for
the Northeast, said it wouldn't be that easy, according to
ABC. He told the network that new recruits were likely to go
to Iraq: "We are a nation and Army at war still."
"It's hard to believe some of the things [recruiters] are
telling prospective applicants," Manning said after seeing
the ABC News tapes. "I still believe that this is the
exception more than the norm."
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