Patriotism lite

“…[There is a] disconnect between the United States’ officially declared commitment to waging an all-out ‘War on Terror’ and Americans’ reluctance to sacrifice in support of that war…’Nobody in America is asked to sacrifice,’ this officer says, ‘except us.’ By ‘us,’ he means the armed forces…’It’s almost,’ says a retired U.S. military official, ‘as if the politicians want to be able to declare war and at the same time maintain a sense of normalcy.'”

Paul Street, Znet, July 30

I can think of any number of Australian armchair generals, pontificating and encouraging an even more bellicose foreign policy. Perhaps they’d like to volunteer for the armed services. What? Busy, otherwise engaged or unfit? Thought so.
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