Sunday, May 30, 2004

Who Should Join Up?

You know, it just occurred to me this morning (news flash for all of you: I'm a bit slow on the uptake), but I can't help but wonder what sort of people the anti-military Left thinks ought to be in our armed forces defending our country. If they're poor and join up, they must be stupid or making the choice solely for economic reasons. If they're rich and they give up a nice life to join up (e.g. Pat Tillman), they must be out of their minds because who would give up a nice life? If they're competent, they would be better placed in the civilian world, but if they're incompetent, they should be drummed out of the military. If they can shoot they're "baby killers" but if they can't shoot they're "unsuitable for combat." I really don't get it. Who do they think ought to be defending our country? Who's left after they've excluded the poor and the wealthy, the sane and the insane? Nobody?

Has anyone on the anti-military Left stopped to consider what would actually happen if NOBODY were defending our country?