VoteVets joins OYE
VoteVet.org's front page writer, ThisDudesArmy, offered his thoughts on the stress Our Military is under with the surge and the extended deployments overseas. He also put forth an observation about those that are eligible but unwilling to Be A Man! Enlist!
There is dwindling support for the war across the nation, that much is certain. What isn't certain is why these die hard holdouts aren't joining the cause and enlisting in the military to support the war that is made or broken by the output of blood, sweat and tears from citizen soldiers. Some people probably shouldn't be given a rifle (Michelle Malkin would either wimper outside the wire or kill the first Muslim she sees), but there is a movement of young conservatives that are for the war, loafers and Brooks Brothers, but they're against enlistment. You can find a platoon's worth of men at the Weekly Standard, a Republican magazine staffed by young, affluent men with great interest in the Global War on Terrorism and fighting it vicariously through their countrymen.
A challenge to the Yellow Elephants:
As our military approaches the point where more people leave than come in, will you answer the call and enlist? Because failing that, sometime far into the future, when your grandchildren ask what you did in the Great Global War On Terrorism, you can say, I got dressed up nice and heard the great Jonah Goldberg speak at a luncheon for three hours.
OYE Comment: We warmly welcome those involved in VoteVets.org. Unlike the folks ThisDudesArmy mentioned, they have earned respect for their convictions by serving Our Country in uniform.
We would also like to congratulate ThisDudesArmy on his personal website, Army of Dude, for passing the 100,000 visit mark.