Wednesday, January 30, 2008

How to Truly Support the Troops

This is a bit off topic, but worth mentioning.

From the Army Times:

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Underage military members would be able to drink alcohol under a bill proposed by South Carolina legislator, who said Wednesday he introduced the measure when he heard a 20-year-old Marine return from Iraq and complain about not being able to buy a drink.

“It’s absurd that people serving in the military are trained to kill on the battlefield but at the same time couldn’t come back home and have a beer,” said Rep. Fletcher Smith. “If you’re old enough to get training in the U.S. military, you should be old enough to get a beer. That training really matures a person.”

OYE Comment: We don't know if Rep. Smith is a Democrat or Republican. We're unsure if he's ever served in Uniform. OYE never sought this information because, frankly, we don't care. What Rep. Smith is proposing certainly means more to the projected beneficiaries than a yellow ribbon magnet or a bag of beef jerky.


At 31 January, 2008 09:46, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Giving an alcohol waiver to underage members of the military would certainly boost their numbers...

At 31 January, 2008 12:02, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm all for it. That's the way it was for a very long time.


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