Surprizingly, despite knowing that there were no WMD's or links to al Qaeda prior to the US invasion, recent polls indicate that there are still 30 odd percent of the American population that support the war in Iraq. With only 4% of the US population in the military and only 1% of the population having actually fought in Iraq that leaves well over 25% of this nation that support the war but are not actively engaged in fighting it. Yesterday, it was announced that President Bush has authorized the involuntary recall of United States Marines from Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) status to supplement recruiting shortfalls. If only 10% of that 25% that believe in the war, and who better to fight it than those who support it, were to enlist today our fighting force would increase by 7.5 million and these poor kids now serving their third and fourth tour in Iraq could go home for good. If you really support the troops, then, by God, take their next tour for them.
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