Monday, July 09, 2007

It's Your Turn, Not His! He's Done His Part.

Army Reservist Erik Botta signed up in 2000 and has been called up for service in Afghanistan [once] and Iraq [three times]. His military commitment runs out next year and he's already moving on with his life, getting a job and going to college, buying a home and getting married.

Isn't that what real Americans are supposed to do?

Well, the Army has called him up for a fifth deployment. After going through the internal appeals processes, Erik Botta has had to sue.

That's not right. Erik Botta has done his part, and done it well, four times. That's enough. It's now someone else's turn.

And who might that be? Any non-veteran College or Young Republican eligible for military service. If you really want to Support President Bush, as well as help this real American patriot start his family and move on with his life, you'll contact an Army recruiter today.

Thank you.


At 09 July, 2007 17:56, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The fact is that he has not done his part. He signed a contract and now wants to skip out early.

At 09 July, 2007 18:05, Blogger OYE said...


And what, if anything, have YOU done for your country?

At 09 July, 2007 18:34, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When Bill Clinton sent members of our military into Somalia, Haiti, Kosovo, and Bosnia in the 1990s, what were you and other liberals doing?

At 09 July, 2007 21:59, Blogger Grung_e_Gene said...


What a henious disgusting and cowardly thing to write. And to do it under cover.

Well, hell fuck this guy, right? You're not related to him. Let him shit in a hole in the desert, you need to enjoy your grand latte enema, right?
I mean there isn't even a war going on now is there? Major combat operations ended in May 2003. So this is a cush assignment? Just like Germany from 1946 onward a plum overseas billet that guys should continue to go on and on and on and on and on...

Anonymous you are a hateful, ignorant boob.

At 10 July, 2007 14:18, Blogger robash141 said...

Its Ironic how these right wingers are always wagging thier plastic fingers at other people to adhere strict, even harsh codes of "personal responsibility"

However when it's time for them to step up and assume some personal resposibility all we hear are miles and miles of excuses
These right wingers basically have contempt for anyone or anything who is not exactly like them.

They really do believe we are stupid enough to buy thier self serving cowardly bullshit even at this late stage.

At 11 July, 2007 01:50, Anonymous CartoonCoyote said...

anon@09 July, 2007 18:34

The U.S. military had no need of additional soldiers for any of the engagements you mention; recruitment targets were being met handily. And in the case of Kosovo, it was over and done with before you could say "chickenhawk". Clinton's military worked pretty well, didn't it? ;)

Oh, and Bush41 is the one who sent troops into Somalia. Get your facts straight, and ENLIST already, punk!

At 14 July, 2007 12:22, Blogger Karl said...

anonymous (09 July, 2007 18:34)-

When Bill Clinton sent members of our military into Somalia, Haiti, Kosovo, and Bosnia in the 1990s, what were you and other liberals doing?

You realize, of course, that many in our military consider this the "Good Old Days?"

In answer to your question, however, I was too old based on the standards in effect at the time [maximum age 34-and-under].

There were recruiting challenges in the late 1990s, but nowhere near as difficult as the current situation.

It would perhaps have been a good idea for those who opposed President Clinton's interventions in those places to have encouraged young Democrats to Be A Man! Enlist!, as we have done with those who support international [i.e., U.S. military] intervention in Darfur.

But I guess the Republicans back then had "other priorities."


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