Sunday, October 16, 2005

OYE 102: Full Disclosure by Pro-War Pundits

Our volunteer Army's largest recruiting shortfall since 1979 means that continued U.S. military engagement in Iraq and elsewhere will succeed, or fail, on Americans' willingness to serve.

Healthy heterosexuals age 18-39 (soon to be 41-or-under) are eligible and should visit their local recruiting station. Even if an individual volunteer is not accepted for military service, Your Country Thanks You for your courage in stepping forward.

Media credibility requires full disclosure of relevant personal circumstances. Pundits supporting the war who are eligible to serve must disclose whether they - personally - have considered volunteering, and if not, why not; what resulted from those deliberations? Those not eligible must disclose whether they have encouraged their relatives and friends, or circle of influence, to consider serving, and if not, why not; what resulted from those conversations? 'No objection to asking the same questions of anyone, pro or con, opining on the war in Iraq. [Cindy Sheehan has already Answered The Question. What about you?]

Americans must volunteer to serve in our Army. Anyone who supports the war only if "other people" actually fight it does not, in fact, support the war at all. Newspaper readers and other media audiences have the right to know of personal conflicts of interest of commentators supporting the war who refuse to share the sacrifices they urge only on other Americans, not on themselves.


At 14 October, 2005 15:10, Blogger Dump Bachmann said...

Minnesota's biggest (literally) Yellow Elephant, Mitch Berg, is getting all exercised over being labeled a chickenhawk:

Since this overstuffed loaf is only 42, it seems he's eligible for service himself. Yet he, like his Vice Commander in Chief, Mr. Cheney, evidently has "other priorities," such as Guardian of the Keyboard.

At 18 October, 2005 07:00, Blogger Frederick said...

Yellow Elephant Alert!!!

At 18 October, 2005 16:32, Blogger Frederick said...

Ha, he banned me from commenting and removed all my posts! Just because I quoted from this

At 18 October, 2005 16:49, Blogger Sadie B. said...

I posted a comment there about collecting the North American Pachydermis arsenus vulgaris for a merit badge.

We'll see how long it stays up.

At 23 September, 2006 21:14, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello fellow Hard-Working, Decent, Patriotic Americans,

I have done some research on the war drummers out there. It seems that they have some excuse to not enlist. Well, let’s give them the benefit of the doubt. Maybe they are just TOO busy to sign up. So it is YOUR patriotic duty to sign THEM up. Because if they’re asking for war, they should support the war. Here are the links to sign them up for the arm forces:

The ripe candidates are usually any College Republican group, their respective blogs and website. If you can’t get the necessary information there, You can get it here:

Now go out there and start signing these war drummers up. You owe it to them and to your country.

God Bless the OYE!

At 03 May, 2007 22:02, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where do you fools sign up to become a human shield?


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