Cheap Shots?

But the more I think about it, the more I’m convinced the video is getting a bad rap. It’s certainly less disingenuous than your average army ad: It makes war look like hell. And it doesn’t ply the socially disadvantaged with offers of money and education. — Barron YoungSmith, The Plank

See the post for the video and BYS’s nicely qualified take on it. But, just to make sure, would it be better if we didn’t offer citizens without much money and education better access to those goods in exchange for military service? (On a more pragmatic/sinister note, would we still have an army?)