President Bush on Iraq: Still No Call to Serve
Excerpt from President Bush's Statement on Iraq, July 31:
[ . . . ]OYE Comment:
We remain a nation at war. Al Qaeda is on the run in Iraq -- but the terrorists remain dangerous, and they are determined to strike our country and our allies again. In this time of war, America is grateful to all the men and women who have stepped forward to defend us. They understand that we have no greater responsibility than to stop the terrorists before they launch another attack on our homeland. And every day they make great sacrifices to keep the American people safe here at home. We owe our thanks to all those who wear the uniform -- and their families who support them in their vital work. And the best way to honor them is to support their mission -- and bring them home with victory.
Thank you very much. [Emphasis added.]
Mr. President, with respect, isn't it time to stop thinking of our men and women in uniform as "They"?
Isn't it time for you to encourage real Americans, if eligible (healthy heterosexuals 41-or-under), to volunteer for military service and
Be A Man! Enlist!?
Isn't the best way to honor our men and women in uniform by encouraging our eligible relatives and friends, our circles of influence, at least to consider military service?
Senator McCain has urged eligible Americans to serve in our military. Mr. President, if we really are a nation at war, can you not join him in issuing a Call to Serve?
Thank you, Mr. President.