July 01, 2005

..and the Army Is Still Recruiting

I was listening to Der Kannonensong the other day, and I thought, "I bet I'll be using the last line as a post title some day." via Pandagon's Jesse Taylor, this (not the same link he has) brings it.

Does it need pointing out that it's hard to get people to sign up for the Army because we're asking them to serve in a gratuitous, dangerous war with inadequate equipment and planning--not because some people have pointed that out? The Republicans' equation of dissent--hell, of factual reportage--with disloyalty is old news, but it's still disturbing.

(Pandagon has been consistently fantastic lately and for a while--both Jesse and Amanda. Can't think why they aren't blogrolled.)

Posted by Matt Weiner at July 1, 2005 08:11 AM

Well, but how do they KNOW that we're asking them to serve in a gratuitous, dangerous, etc. Media! And I believe that those who blame the media feel that there is a GOOD side to be told about the war.

Posted by: Matt's mom at July 1, 2005 10:08 AM