The US Army held a one-day job fair in Warren for civilian employees willing to work in Iraq in “positions that promise a pay range from $138,000 to $212,000 in exchange for a mandatory yearlong deployment to Iraq.” (“Hundreds line up for shot at Iraq jobs”).
The head recruiter, Tim Tarczynski, said that “Although Iraq is ‘a dangerous place,’ no civilians there under this program have been killed.”
So, there's a chance for great money and a break from Michigan’s devastating, Democratic-controlled economic depression. Is it worth the risk of a year in Iraq for a chance to earn that kind of money?
For Detroit resident Marceilos Davis, 27, the answer is simple: yes.
“That's a no-brainer,” said Davis, who makes $50,000 a year working two full-time jobs in hospital security. “From the neighborhood I live in, it's no different than Iraq. I'm not scared.”
Good for you, Mr. Davis, and we’re glad you’re not scared, and wish you the best.
But there is one important difference between your Detroit neighborhood and Iraq.
We're winning in Iraq.