More than the bad economy, having a president who respects military personnel and tries to keep them safe will cause a boost in recruitment. Bush didn't care if the troops died, they were volunteers...after all.
And why does your tone suggest that you do not care about children?
They probably do, I'm just taking this guy's word for it. You could be right though, they probably outsource a lot of it. Probably be smart to.God that's retarded...I mean our current army outsources everything- do they really not outsource one of the few things that is a pretty legitimate thing to contract?
Originally Posted by SWM
Personally I don't look up to those who serve in the military unless they're fighting for a proper war of national defence like WWII. They're no better than anyone else and I have an ancient Tory suspicion of standing armies.
As Robert Nisbet pointed out so well, and many others before and since, the values and effects on militarisation and war on society can be very perverse from a Conservative, Libertarian and Decentralist position. In Britain I want a far tighter rein kept on the military. "War is the Health of the state" as Randolph Bourne pointed out.
Last edited by Wessexman; 02-10-09 at 07:56 PM.
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