Tuesday, June 14, 2005

BULLIES, PULPITS, ETC. It's no wonder that the US faces a military recruiting shortfall. But over at Daily Kos, Markos Moulitsas has been marveling, recently, about the failure of Iraq war-supporting pundits and pols to call on their constituents to enlist.

At first, I found the charge a bit precious. But it did get me to pay attention. And the more I hear, the more I think Kos was onto something: it's surprisingly difficult to find prominent Iraq war supporters who've used their megaphones to call on their ideological brethren to enlist.

Kos skewers Gary Bauer's attempt to tap dance around the issue here.

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