Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one.

-C.S. Lewis

Sunday, June 26, 2005

Paging College Republicans...

There is a lot of talk on the left side of the blogosphere that war supporters should put their money where their mouth is and sign up. Of course, the war supporters come right back and say that supporting a war and enlisting to fight in said war are not inseverable conditions. Fine, fair enough. I agree that if a military objective arises that is within the capability of our standing army, there is no inherent responsibility to enlist within one's support for such an action.

BUT, if there are not enough troops to accomplish the objective, if this problem is so pronounced that the reserves are de facto active duty, if soldiers' tours are being extended for longer than was originally agreed, if the army does not meet its recruiting goals for month after month, if morale is low because soldiers have been fighting for too long and need to be relieved, if, after all that, you still insist that we must "stay the course," then yes, if you are between the ages of 18 and 35, you chicken-nutted sack of shit, you must stop demanding that your countrymen and women die for you. You must march over to the recruiting station, sign your sorry ass up, and go die yourself. And if the prospect of dying for a cause seems excessive, than that means either you are a coward or the cause really isn't all that important to you. War is either worth dying for or not worth dying for. Either way, if you won't enlist, at least please shut the hell up.

charley said...

only one flaw in your logic, it's perfectly logical.

repukes don't abide well with logic.

cabearie said...

whoo boy! Hit'em with the other chair as well, Horatio. Way to go! (as usual)

Anonymous said...

I teach in a small rural high school where all the conservative kids LOVE the war but don't plan on enlisting! The few liberal kids are afraid of a draft (interestingly, the cons. kids are firm in believing there won't be a draft). I have to sons, 20 and 16-no way are they going over to that mess!

Anonymous said...

Your wall-banging comment in Atrios's comments was genius. Deserves its own post.

In fact,I'm making it the quote of the day at Emphyrio.

Emphyrio

FrankWit said...

Terrific Post!!!

etherealfire said...

Brilliant! The link cites, the wording and especially this:

"if, after all that, you still insist that we must "stay the course," then yes, if you are between the ages of 18 and 35, you chicken-nutted sack of shit, you must stop demanding that your countrymen and women die for you. You must march over to the recruiting station, sign your sorry ass up, and go die yourself....if the prospect of dying for a cause seems excessive, than that means either you are a coward or the cause really isn't all that important to you. War is either worth dying for or not worth dying for. Either way, if you won't enlist, at least please shut the hell up."

I think that pretty much sums up the frustration felt by those of us who saw through the fraudulent pre-emptive strike to begin with. All I know is this: my 19 year old daughter is NOT going to be sent off to participate in this travesty while these disingenuous cowards sit on their brains and continue to support this war with their empty words.

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