Originally Posted by Buzzcook
We're involved in two wars and "100 or more" guys are representing a desire to defend the country. I'd be happy to introduce them to a recruiting office.
Let's further suppose that they're all over 40 years of age, and that their interest is defending the United States rather than pursuing dubious political agendas in far-off countries that don't appreciate our so-called "assistance."
Your post reminds me of a conversation between two of the younger guys at work just last week. Both expressed an interest in joining the National Guard, but neither has any particular interest in doing long tours in either Iraq or Afghanistan. As a result, the NG is going to have to do without these two guys, because the NG is bring used in a way other than that for which the NG should be used.