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Wednesday, June 29, 2005

A Meme to Spread

I'm sure that most of my fellow reactionary fruitcakes have come across the “chickenhawk” accusation—that anyone defending Gulf War II must either enlist in the military or be a hypocrite. It makes a superficial amount of sense; after all, when there is a shortage of military manpower, anybody who increases the demand but not the supply is partly responsible for it.

Grimmy, a commenter on TigerHawk, came up with an excellent sound bite against that:


Allow me to apologize for Anonymous's poor comprehension skills. He obviously thought your post was demanding that he enlist.

His lack of critical thinking skills is my fault - for not signing up to become a teacher.
Hmmmm… and malnutrition is my fault for not being a farmer and high oil prices are my fault for not being an oil driller and …


Blogger Milhouse said...

As I understand it, there is no shortage of manpower for combat roles; the only recruitment shortfall is in support roles in the Army (the other services are having no problems at all).

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