I admit, I often don’t understand what gets conservatives all up in arms. Today, for instance, they’re riding Kleinheider’s butt because he called our troops “pawns” and also said that they have honorable professions.
Somehow, to the conservatives, “pawns” is such a grave insult that it outweighs the compliments he paid our armed forces and Terry Frankis falling all over herself to distance herself from Kleinheider’s comments (Why? I have no idea. Maybe the Army has nothing better to do than to sit around and retaliate against bloggers for imagined slights. If so, let me be the first to say how terrible it would be if four hot half-naked soldiers came over and gave me massages and cleaned my house in order to teach me to have more respect for our soldiers. [Ooo, there’s the slight! It’s Soldiers now.]).
Anyway, Frank says:
There is no greater love nor charity than for one man to lay down his life for another. I hope that if the time ever arises, I may do so for my family or my fellow man. I believe such risk, such sacrifice is truly loving your neighbor as yourself. [emphasis mine]
I would just point out that now is the time. Our Army needs dedicated soldiers who believe in the cause they’re fighting for and they’ll take anyone up to forty years old.
I have it on good authority from Stacey Campfield, the Right’s favorite blogging legislator, that Terry Frank is, at most, thirty-six. So, if she really believes in the cause our soldiers are fighting for, believes that what they’re doing is for a greater purpose and makes good sense, the Army needs her and would be willing to take her.
She’s anxious to have the opportunity to serve and the Army’s anxious to have her.
I anxiously await her enlistment.
(Not to let Kleinheider off the hook. Once again he’s whining that us “First-World-ers” are not doing enough to have more white babies. And yet, how many white babies has Kleinheider squirted into the wombs of women? Can we ever put a moratorium on encouraging others to do dangerous things we ourselves can’t bother to get around to?)