Thursday, May 8, 2008

Stephen King's Controversial Comments

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that Stephen King is much better at writing than he is at giving speeches. Stephen King recently made some very controversial comments during a recent lecture to high school students at the Library of Congress. In short he basically alluded that if you're smart you can get a real job and if you're not then you can go to Iraq.

The Pentagon responds along with several military veterans to Stephen King's comments. This is a video you don't want to miss!

Our military is made up of doctors, lawyers, teachers, computer technicians, writers and people from all walks of life and professions. Some service members join right out of high school or college but that certainly doesn't make them stupid. Serving your country is an honor and our service members should be honored for doing what so many others would prefer not to do.

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eMOM said...

I'm going to have to give him a big thumbs down for this one.

Anonymous said...

I know I'm chiming in late on this topic. Anyways, what Steven said was true.

I don't care how many white collar professionals are in the military. Providing a handful of exceptions doesn't eliminate the rule. The majority of servicemen and women joined because they had limited job prospects.

It's sad that our government expolits these people, and in many cases, tosses them aside once they are injured and/or disabled.