Thursday, June 9, 2005

A Few Good Thugs

Few of my fellow bloggers can get up as good a rant as Michael at Musing’s musings. Check out his take on the midnight ride of Axel Cobb, the kid who got shanghaied by the USMC in Seattle.

At least a draftee gets a formal notice of when and where to appear, at a designated time and place, and knows what s/he’s getting into. If this is what our “all-volunteer” military looks like, no wonder nobody is busting down the doors to join.

I’m reminded of the line from Private Benjamin: “See, I did join the army, but I joined a different army. I joined the one with the condos and the private rooms.”