Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Let the Spitting Begin

[posted by Callimachus]

Greyhawk explains:

...most low ranking military members currently serving joined after the invasion of Iraq, virtually all people serving at this time have either enlisted or re-enlisted in a military at war. One obvious conclusion from this that I didn't put in writing is that this eliminates the "anti-war" crowd's treasured canard that the troops are victims who thought they were signing up for a college financial aid program and were shocked to be handed a weapon and taught how to shoot.

The death of this claim necessitates a new attack - a predictable evolution of the old. To put it in simplest and honest terms it goes like this: the folks that are joining now are lowlifes...

An individual soldier's decision to re-enlist is going to be a complicated thing involving many factors. The anti-Bush/anti-Iraq movement is generally incapable of interpreting anyone's anything without exclusive reference to its own manichaean politics. How ironic that they denigrate the re-enlisting men and women as the simplistic ones.

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