Wednesday, October 17, 2007


Recruits in What War?

Well, well ...

It seems we are returning to the good old days of student protests ... with a bit of a twist:

During the week of October 22-26, 2007, the nation will be rocked by the biggest conservative campus protest ever – Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week, a wake-up call for Americans on 200 university and college campuses.

The purpose of this protest is as simple as it is crucial: to confront the two Big Lies of the political left: that George Bush created the war on terror and that Global Warming is a greater danger to Americans than the terrorist threat. Nothing could be more politically incorrect than to point this out. But nothing could be more important for American students to hear. In the face of the greatest danger Americans have ever confronted, the academic left has mobilized to create sympathy for the enemy and to fight anyone who rallies Americans to defend themselves. According to the academic left, anyone who links Islamic radicalism to the war on terror is an "Islamophobe." According to the academic left, the Islamo-fascists hate us not because we are tolerant and free, but because we are "oppressors."

Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week is a national effort to oppose these lies and to rally American students to defend their country.

Now, don't get me wrong ... engagement is a good thing. But if you really think George Bush is right about the war on terror, aren't there places more in need of defense than college campuses inside the U.S.A.? You know ... places like Iraq or Afghanistan?

Places like the one these 12 mid-level Army officers risked their lives, not just their Grade Point Averages, to defend. They have seen first hand that our military is too undermanned to fight the Iraq war. That is a problem the young men and women attending "the biggest conservative campus protest ever" could go a long way toward solving by quitting college and enlisting in the Army and Marines and putting their lives on the line for "the same autocratic sheiks that ruled under Saddam" in "one of the most corrupt countries in the world," where there is rampant "exploitation of U.S. tax dollars by Iraqi officials and military officers."

Those 12 people are soldiers, not sunshine patriots who merely talk a good game, and they know the only prescription for this war:

To continue an operation of this intensity and duration, we would have to abandon our volunteer military for compulsory service. Short of that, our best option is to leave Iraq immediately. A scaled withdrawal will not prevent a civil war, and it will spend more blood and treasure on a losing proposition.

That is, we need a draft as long as there aren't enough recruits. So, young ladies and gentleman ... there's your mouth and there's the money ...

Hey John, I just realized that your posts aren't showing up on my google reader anymore. I've had you on there for months without a problem, but a couple of weeks ago it stopped updating. I even deleted you and then resuscribed but to no avail.

Did you change any of your blog settings a couple of weeks ago?
Yeah, I went to Feedburner. Someone else told me that there was a problem and I changed the volume of feed and thought that might have fixed it, but I guess not. I'll try to clear it up this weekend. (I hate this kind of crap.)
I'll let you know if it shows back up on my reader.
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