Are people brainwashed into joining the U.S. military by media and lower-middle class culture?

This is not an insult to the men and women in the military. I realize that some people do not come from good homes and have no other options after high school. I've just been researching this topic for a few hours and was wondering what others thought about it. Here are some websites you may find... show more This is not an insult to the men and women in the military. I realize that some people do not come from good homes and have no other options after high school. I've just been researching this topic for a few hours and was wondering what others thought about it. Here are some websites you may find interesting.

typical action video game
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Call_of_Duty

what an adventure...sign me up
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAp-VdBkIDE&feature=related

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Update: Does anyone actually make it past O-4? I hope they're not living in Manhattan!
http://www.militaryfactory.com/military_pay_scale.asp

This was an interesting report from the UK.....
http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/news/display.var.2149199.0.US_death_toll_in_Iraq_is_mostly_white_and_poor.php
Update 2: http://media.www.thecurrentonline.com/media/storage/paper304/news/2007/11/26/Opinions/Be.All.You.Can.Be.Military.Recruitment.Targets.Poor.Uneducated.Youth-3115662.shtml

http://washparkprophet.blogspot.com/2006/11/us-military-demographics.html
Update 3: In late 2002 and 2003 the US government got its hands of photographs of Iraq supposed weapons of mass destruction (WMDs). This was the reason we even invaded Iraq. Bush stated that if Iraq did not turn over these weapons, we would invade their country a depose him. Saddam Hussein was adamant that he did not have... show more In late 2002 and 2003 the US government got its hands of photographs of Iraq supposed weapons of mass destruction (WMDs). This was the reason we even invaded Iraq. Bush stated that if Iraq did not turn over these weapons, we would invade their country a depose him. Saddam Hussein was adamant that he did not have WMDs and thus could not give anything over (he repeated this about 20 times). I think you all know the rest of the story as it is 5 years later and we still don't have any WMDs.

Also, whatever happened to "Mission Accomplished" that was declared in 2004?
Update 4: http://youtube.com/watch?v=CFijzDyJnVE
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