Leading the pack of Christian warmongers that I mentioned in my last post who practically elevate military service to the level of the Christian ministry is President Bush himself. But Bush does them one better. He insists that there is no higher calling than military service. In his June 28th speech, he said:
“And to those watching tonight who are considering a military career, there is no higher calling than service in our Armed Forces. We live in freedom because every generation has produced patriots willing to serve a cause greater than themselves. Those who serve today are taking their rightful place among the greatest generations that have worn our Nation’s uniform.”
To those who are considering a career in military “service,” I would say: Don’t take a chance on wasting your life for Bush and the U.S. global empire. There are other ways of getting money for college–like working for it. We live in relative freedom in spite of the military, not because of it.