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Posted by Sadie from D006069.N1.Vanderbilt.Edu ( on Sunday, March 30, 2003 at 11:55AM :

In Reply to: Are the bombs really smart? posted by Jeff from ( on Sunday, March 30, 2003 at 1:11AM :

I have a friend saw the training manuals which the guys use in the U.S. military - the training manuals are COMIC BOOKS. Sadly, many in our troops are illiterate.... So how the hell are they qualified to use such complicated ordnance? Our troops are not educated properly by our government, & then thrown in harm's way on a whim - given a comic book, a few missiles, & a big send off (because so many of them may not come back)! What kind of government does THAT to its own people???

& even though I have confidence in the education that my high school friends who went into the military have (thanks to their parents, not to the military), why should I feel comfortable that some of the guys stationed out there, wherever they are, with them aren't going to mess things up because they can't read directions?

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