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WH Debunks AP Disinformation On Recruitment

It is absolutely appalling that people at the White House should have to waste their time refuting the endless flow of treasonous agit-prop from the DNC’s Associated Press.

But I’m glad they do it now and then.

President George W. Bush speaks to Marines and their families following lunch inside the mess hall at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twenty-nine Palms, California, Sunday, April 23, 2006.

Setting the Record Straight: AP’s Misleading Military Recruiting Article

The Associated Press: "Army Guard, Reserve Fall Short Of April Recruiting Goals."(Lolita C. Baldor, "Army Guard, Reserve Fall Short Of April Recruiting Goals," The Associated Press, 5/10/06)

But The Army National Guard, Air Force Reserve, And Marine Corps Reserve All Have Exceeded Or Achieved Their Year-To-Date Recruitment Goals.

  • The Army National Guard Has Recruited 103 Percent Of Its Year-To-Date Goal.
  • The Air Force Reserve Has Recruited 105 Percent Of Its Year-To-Date Goal.
  • The Marine Corps Reserve Has Recruited 100 Percent Of Its Year-To-Date Goal. (Department Of Defense, "DoD Announces Recruiting And Retention Numbers For April," Press Release, 5/10/06)

For Active Duty Recruiting, All Services Exceeded Their Recruiting Goals In April For The 11th Consecutive Month And Remain Ahead Of Their Year-To-Date Goals. All services are also projected to meet their retention goals for the current fiscal year. (Department Of Defense, "DoD Announces Recruiting And Retention Numbers For April," Press Release, 5/10/06)

The Army Reserve, Air National Guard, And Navy Reserve Fell Short Of Their April Goals Partially Because Of High Active-Duty Retention. "Former active service members have long been the biggest source of reserve-component recruits and a valuable resource, [Air Force Lt. Col. Ellen] Krenke said." (Donna Miles, "Active-Duty Recruiting Tops Goals For 11th Straight Month," American Forces Press Service, 5/10/06)

In April, The Marine Corps Reserve Exceeded Its Recruiting Goal By 1 Percent, And The Air Force Reserve Met Its Goal. (Department Of Defense, "DoD Announces Recruiting And Retention Numbers For April," Press Release, 5/10/06)

Reserve Forces Retention Is High. For April, Army National Guard retention was 110 percent of its cumulative goal, and Air National Guard retention was 102 percent of its cumulative goal. (Department Of Defense, "DoD Announces Recruiting And Retention Numbers For April," Press Release, 5/10/06)

Coincidentally, I was going to post something very similar to this when I saw the AP disinformation come across the wire. It only takes a few clicks of the mouse to come up with the actual facts.

But I thought, "why bother?" There is no shaming the media. They are just doing their masters’ bidding.

It’s what they are paid to do.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, May 11th, 2006. Comments are currently closed.

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