US Trails Behind World In Aptitude Of Child Soldiers

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

From the theonion.com (a satire site):

After a shocking new study finds U.S. children lag far behind their international peers in subjects like rifle assembly and mine defusing.

“An average Sudanese child can field strip a Type-81 assault rifle by the time he is in seventh grade. An American child could not until he enlisted in the military”

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Freeman ENGLISH Freeman ENGLISH on Oct 16, 2009

    kids not knowing there rifle drills is nothing bad, personnaly i,d be ashamed if a british media group thought this was relevant, only in america do people think children should play with fire arms. ridiculous... Ive never heard anything as foolish as this.

  • Matt Matt on May 23, 2010

    Dude...it was satire. The Onion is not a real news agency. /facepalm...

    And next time you comment on our country do have the courtesy to capitalize America. I wouldn't be surprised if it was only an oversight due to a deficit in your education, in that case I pity you.

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