Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Why aren't TV pundits, politicians pro-enlistment?

Why aren't TV pundits, politicians pro-enlistment?
by kos
Tue May 10th, 2005 at 11:49:58 PDT
Yesterday I asked why the 101st Fighting Keyboardists and Religious Right aren't pro-enlistment. I mean, there is a real crisis in Army and Marine recruitment right now:

In April, the Army missed its recruiting goal for the third month in a row, short by nearly 2,800 recruits, or 42 percent off its target. And for the first time in 10 years, the Marine Corps missed its recruiting goal for the last four months.
Yet the cowards hiding behind monitors and pulpits can't stop singing the war's praises.

Ahh, but they're not alone.

Where is Rush Limbaugh's plea to his listeners to enlist? How about Sean Hannity? Bill O'Reilly? Nevermind they passed on serving their nation when they had a chance. Why aren't they using their influence to encourage military service?

How about President Bush? Where is he in this important issue? Joe Lieberman? Bill Frist? Tom DeLay? Sure, they shirked their duty given the chance. But since they're cheering the quagmire in the Gulf, shouldn't they be working balls-out to ensure we have the resources to fight their war?

Cowards, the lot of them. Mouthing "support" for the troops means nothing unless those troops have the manpower and equipment to fight the war effectively.

Yet they do no such thing. Why? It doesn't hurt that the draft-dodging lot of them have no credibility asking others to sacrifice when they themselves couldn't lift a finger in service to their nation when their nation needed them most....