Sunday, February 15, 2009

America's Bribing Warrior Culture

The U.S. military entices noncitizens with citizenship. The New York Times reported:

The American military will begin recruiting skilled immigrants who are living in this country with temporary visas, offering them the chance to become United States citizens in as little as six months.

This gets immigrants into the system. If they have a storied career, they could land in a newly freed country, one in need of rebuilding. President George W. Bush's team lost $8 billion in cash in Iraq. Did military men get any of that money pie? Senior military officers, who oversaw the program, are under investigation for corruption. NYT reported:

Yet officials say that several criminal cases over the past few years point to widespread corruption in the operation the men helped to run.

Noncitizens could win a double, citizenship and wartime booty.

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