I can't remember where I picked this up if it was from here sorry
New Direction for any war:
Send Service Vets over 60!
I am over 60 and the Armed Forces thinks I'm too old to track down terrorists.
You can't be older than 42 to join the military.
They've got the whole thing ass-backwards.
Instead of sending 18-year olds off to fight, they ought to take us old guys.
You shouldn't be able to join a military unit until you're at least 35.
Researchers say 18-year-olds think about sex every 10 seconds.
Old guys only think about sex a couple of times a day, leaving us more than 28,000 additional seconds per day to concentrate on the enemy.
An 18-year-old doesn't even like to get up before 10 a.m.
Old guys always get up early to pee so what the hell, since I'm already up, I may as well be up killing some fanatical son-of-a-bitch.
If captured we couldn't spill the beans because we'd forget where we put them.
In fact, name, rank, and serial number would be a real brainteaser.
Boot camp would be easier for old guys. We're used to getting screamed and yelled at, we're used to soft food and we most definitely are used to being told what to do.
We've also developed an appreciation for guns.
We've been using them for years as an excuse to get out of the house, away from the screaming and yelling and the being told what to do.
They could lighten up on the obstacle course however.
I've been in combat and didn't see a single 20-foot wall with rope hanging over the side, nor did I ever do any pushups after completing basic training.
I can hear the Drill Sgt. In the "New army" now, "Get down and give me .. er .. One."
Actually, the running part is kind of a waste of energy, too.
I've never seen anyone outrun a bullet.
An 18-year-old has the whole world ahead of him. They're just babies. Can't even buy a beer.
He's still learning to shave, to start up a conversation with a pretty girl, life is still a great adventure.
He still hasn't figured out that a baseball cap has a brim to shade his eyes, not the back of his head.
These are all great reasons to keep our kids at home to learn a little more about life before sending them off into harm's way.
Let us old guys track down those dirty rotten coward terrorists.
The last thing an enemy would want to see right now is a couple of million pissed off
old farts with attitudes and automatic weapons who know that their best
years are already behind them.
Also, we won't get in trouble for mistreating
We won't take any.
If nothing else, put us on border patrol....we will have it secured the first night!
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