The Freedom Legion?

The esteemed I-never-served armchair-general chicken-hawk warmonger, Max Boot, has come up with an answer to America's troop shortage. Follow the link for a full dose. Max Boot is in his 30's and one has to wonder why he's not on the front lines?

The military would do well today to open its ranks not only to legal immigrants but also to illegal ones and, as important, to untold numbers of young men and women who are not here now but would like to come. No doubt many would be willing to serve for some set period in return for one of the world's most precious commodities — U.S. citizenship. Open up recruiting stations from Budapest to Bangkok, Cape Town to Cairo, Montreal to Mexico City. Some might deride those who sign up as mercenaries, but these troops would have significantly different motives than the usual soldier of fortune.

The simplest thing to do would be to sign up foreigners for the regular U.S. military, but it would also make sense to create a unit whose enlisted ranks would be composed entirely of non-Americans, led by U.S. officers and NCOs.

Call it the Freedom Legion. As its name implies, this unit would be modeled on the French Foreign Legion, except, again, U.S. citizenship would be part of the "pay." And rather than fighting for U.S. security writ small — the way the Foreign Legion fights for the glory of France — it would have as its mission defending and advancing freedom across the world. It would be, in effect, a multinational force under U.S. command — but one that wouldn't require the permission of France, Germany or the United Nations to deploy.

I'm sorry but I think there is a huge segment of the US population that has overdosed on science fiction, gore-filled action movies and war games. They're pumped and ready to roll!

Considering that populations around the world demonstrated in mass against the invasion of Iraq I wonder what sort of people he expects to join this 'Freedom Legion?'

Careful boys and girls, you might find yourself shanghaied.


Wow, what a brilliant idea: get foreigners to go invade and massacre themselves. US marketing techniques are more subtle and intelligent by the day. 

Posted by WhyNot
2/27/2005 11:23:00 am  
they had to think of something, i mean after all, how else are we going to invade iran and north korea?  

Posted by angiekruger
2/27/2005 02:52:00 pm  
The neocons and their minions are a bunch of cowards at heart; they believe that they are too indispensable to put their lives on the line. When it comes down to it, they really despise the men and women in the military. All they are capable of doing is to hate contrived enemies and to run highly patriotic blogs which in most cases is nothing more than highly delusional.

As far as the nut Max Boot’s idea about enlisting foreigners into the armed forces, it reveals the corruptness of their patriotism for America by Boot and the rest of the neocons. They do not care much about America. All they care about is their perverse idealism which encompasses nothing more than violent utopianism and to establish security for their first love - Israel. They are dangerous megalomaniacs not seen since the days of the “brown shirts.” 

Posted by Novakeo
2/27/2005 07:52:00 pm  
"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me.
I lift my lamp beside the golden door and exploit their weakness so that I can drive my Hummer!

Hey! Ain't that the 'Merican Way? 

Posted by Longshot
2/27/2005 08:20:00 pm  
Boot is an idiot. Recruiting illegals is a bad idea, whether it is for teh military or doing your housecleaning. If they come here illegally toss them out. 

Posted by Kender
2/27/2005 09:05:00 pm  
All they are capable of doing is to hate contrived enemies and to run highly patriotic blogs which in most cases is nothing more than highly delusional. .

As an American living outside the states I find the whole patriotic mindset, especially in light of it's invasion of a sovereign country, embarrassing.

Posted by Dianne
2/28/2005 02:23:00 pm  



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