Thursday, August 02, 2007

Where the Heck is the Recruiting Drive?

Here are Josh Levy's thoughts on our topic, posted on

Where the Heck is the Recruiting Drive?

Al Qaeda makes a lot of young men blistering mad. So why isn't the government asking them to take action? With the National Guard in Iraq, and thousands of soldiers serving three and four tours, it's not as if we couldn't use the additional men. After all, how many additional men would it take to secure the Syrian and Iranian borders across which so many terrorists, arms and supplies pass? I'm guessing 50,000 more U.S. soldiers wouldn't be too many. Another 50,000 could surely be used in Baghdad and in other provinces to restore and keep order.

So where's the recruiting drive? There are a lot of men who would like to take a shot at Al Qaeda, but unfortunately, the government isn't so eager to invite them...

OYE Comment:

Josh, we've been Asking This Question since mid-2005. Right now, our Army is facing major challenges in persuading a mere 80,000 healthy American heterosexuals [85% male, 41-and-under] to volunteer for military service by September 30. They're even offering special bonuses of $20,000 for those available immediately. It's time.

We certainly agree that our national civilian leadership has a responsibility to encourage real Americans eligible to serve in our military; personal participation by our national elites enhances their own leadership credibility with the American people.

We suggest that our leaders are reluctant to expand, significantly, our Army and Marine Corps because they are neither willing to encourage real Americans to Be A Man! Enlist!, nor courageous enough to allow non-heterosexual real Americans to serve.


At 02 August, 2007 19:49, Anonymous blogenfreude said...

Once again - he must still be too busy fighting that nasty War of Ideas™ to pick up a gun.

At 02 August, 2007 21:48, Blogger Mr. Ed said...

A few years back I had a letter published in a military magazine stating that every spring George Bush makes a speech at a military academy saying how great military service is.

I questioned why he didn't make the same speech at Harvard or Yale (both alma maters) encouraging young college graduates to join the military just like he did.

Mr. Ed


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