Monday, September 8, 2008
In honor of service
Sorry for all the political crap, but I can't pass this by.
In response to a question from Stephanopoulos about if he ever thought about serving in the military, Obama said, "And I actually always thought of the military as an ennobling and, you know, honourable option. But keep in mind that I graduated in 1979. The Vietnam War had come to an end. We weren't engaged in an active military conflict at that point. And so, it's not an option that I ever decided to pursue."
Aside from the blaring bullsh*t alarm, I think Obama fully articulated his complete lack of understanding for the motivation for our servicemen and women in THEIR PURSUIT TO SERVE THEIR COUNTRY. Obama says he didn't join cause there was no ongoing war.
You don't join to fight, you join to serve.
In retrospect, I think Obama did the military a favor for not enlisting. I'm sure my military friends would agree.
(I picked a naval officer for this shot since my father served in the Navy)