Q:if you think ground troops should be fronting the fight with ISIS, YOU should be willing to stand on the front lines. are you? if not, you should probably think about what that means. very similar to NIMBY: you want something done as long as you're not the one doing it.
I’ve gotten this argument from pacifist libertarians too many times to count now.
Just because I do not play for the NFL does not mean I cannot have an opinion on what my favorite team does or doesn’t do on the field. Yes, that may make me an armchair quarterback, but I’m not really in a position to order troops into combat either, am I? I guess that makes me an armchair Commander-in-Chief then.
Also, being willing to fight for your country and actually being able to are two different things. I am always willing to pick up a rifle and join anyone to protect this country. Does that mean any branch of the military would accept my offer? No, it does not.
Lastly, every individual I personally know that is serving or even that has served in some capacity of our armed forces has been on board for going back to take out Islamic State. I’ve even talked to acquaintances that are discharged that are willing to go back just to get a crack at ISIS. In fact, I’ll open up this question to anyone active or inactive military on Tumblr:
Do you think we should go back into Iraq to take down Islamic State?
Also, would you personally go yourself if you were able?
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