If anyone doubted the sorry condition of our Army after its failure to meet recruitment goals year after year, while they burn through the guys they have, well, maybe this will enlighten you:
They've moved their maximum recruitment age to 42. 42. They'll take people MY AGE (and then some). The idea of me, or any of my high school friends, being responsible for defending... Shrub's failed policies... is a terrifying one, indeed!
But this gives me the opportunity to say something I've been wanting to say for a while. For all those guys my age who are so gung-ho about going to war but - darn! - just can't get in the Army because they're just too darned old... now's your chance! Go ahead! If you're so much in love with Shrub's illegal war, go help him grab some oil to make his family richer! Go! If you are so empty that hatred towards people who never did anything against you (keeping in mind that Iraq and 9/11 - if you believe in that - aren't linked in the slightest) is the only thing you've got, go ahead!
Really. With my blessings.
Just stop sending innocent kids.