The title says it all. I don't care what your political leanings are, but if you believe the battle with "Islamo-Fascism" is the defining struggle of the 21st century you're under 42 and reasonably healthy, you had better put down your keyboard, grand latte, and high paying consultant job; take the Oath of Enlistment and pick up a rifle.
However, oddly, many who are pro-war have no intention of placing themselves at risk and the sad truth is those (here, here, here, here and here) calling for the continued Occupation of Iraq and even expanding the War (here and here) do so knowing full well it will not be their powdered asses, shitting into a hole in the desert or going 7 weeks without a shower, or washing in contaminated water.
I have to assume these people are suffering from Delusion; a false, persistent belief not supported by sensory or objective evidence.
Or... They realise this is a war for money and control of the Middle East and do not see it as worth their own blood.
As Dalton Trumbo wrote, "You can always hear the people who are willing to sacrifice somebody else's life. They're plenty loud and they talk all the time."
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