Here’s my concept for a reality show that also solves the problem of keeping enough troops in Iraq.
The government puts up a good sized prize, say $100 million, for a year long reality show called “The Soldier.” The contestants go to basic training and then head out to the latest hotspot to deal with the latest enemy. Of course, everything gets filmed. They don’t get voted off or any of that crap. The winner is the living contestant with the most enemy kills at the end. Still use professionals for airpower, seapower and support, but for cannon fodder it’s a new breed of volunteers.