Only one in four American adults 17 – 24 are eligible for military service, according to a Navy Times report of a new Pentagon study based on data from the Centers for Disease Control.
The largest category of ineligibles, about a third, are medically or physically unfit. According to the Pentagon’s director of accessions, Curt Gilroy, the United States has “an obesity crisis. Kids are just not able to do push-ups, and they can’t do pull-ups. And they can’t run.” Another 40% or so are ineligible due to mental health issues, past criminal convictions or drug use, or because they have too many dependents.
Limit the availability of new recruits, and you limit the size of the military. The most effective way to end American wars of aggression may be to promote our kids watching TV and playing video games 24/7 as they eat unlimited amounts of cheetos and donuts washed down by high-fructose corn syrup soft drinks while shooting up speedballs with their gangbanger friends and deny them contraception so they breed like rabbits.
Who could have predicted?