Online Debate with 101st Keyboarder Chickenhawk
Check out this thread: Real Americans are directly asking an under-40 hetero American male who supports the war why he hasn't enlisted yet.
From an American in Iraq:
You, apparently a military age male, follow that post with one talking about how much fun paintball is. Yes, shooting as a game, your fun war metaphor.
I suggest you apply for a direct commission in Army Reserve Civil Affairs, they need people desperately. You might also be able to get a job with a contractor on one of the reconstruction projects, maybe the new Regional Reconstruction Teams. Then you might learn that this shit is in earnest, not some parlor word game.
And by the way, are you hetro and under 40 years old? Why haven't you stumbled down to the recruiting station and signed up for this Glorious War on Terror and truly supported the cause that you have wanted others to support? Perhaps it could be you on the front lines in Iraq, deflecting those car bombs with your ego, shooting any number of brown people, and getting to be right in the middle of the civil war that you have determined is the "good news."
But that would take some stones, and who needs stones when you have a keyboard?
Well, as it turns out, this blogger is a veteran who served in Iraq for one year, completed his service obligation and got out. Thank you for your service to our country.
That said, please consider those under stop-loss as well as the continuing need for healthy heteros under 40 to enlist. Can't your blog endorse military service, especially for those eligible who support the war?
It's the least you can do.