You may have noticed that only two presidential candidates are promising to truly kick ISIS’s ass: Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. Neither of them are pledging American ground troops to git ‘er done. Clearly, conventional wisdom says that engaging radical Islam in its home territory with U.S. combat forces is off the table — at least not without a “coalition” of forces. Members of which have shown little to no enthusiasm for the endeavor. Which leads me to wonder: is America’s military culture still strong? On one hand . . .
We have the Nation of Wimps analysis, as personified and promoted by the mainstream media (e.g., our recent post Cosmopolitan Magazine Highlights P*ssy Whipped Men With Guns). On the other hand, we have millions of battle-hardened — if unconscionably uncelebrated and underutilized — veterans amongst us. And tens of millions of gun owners. And tens of millions of (mostly) young men with a huge amount of video game-based pseudo-military experience. So, are we still a nation of fighters? If so, I reckon the next big terrorist attack on U.S. soil will unleash the beast. You?