One of my well documented complaints against the Libertarian movement is what I call the 3 "P"'s. Another is what I view as personal historical revisionism. Here is a prime example:
I Made a Very Bad Mistake Josh Holmes regrets joining the army.
Apparently Joshua Holmes joined the army is now and forevermore will be irreversibly butt hurt over the experience. Boo Freaking Hoo. Lew Rockwell, which I read several times a week, is known for being anti war. I'm OK with that stance and as a rule I think the US military policy should revert to what George Washington advised us to do. Butt out of other peoples business.
My beef is simple. Josh volunteered for the US Army. Nobody made him go. I don't know what Josh's reasons were. Maybe he wanted someone to foot the bill for college. Maybe he wanted to see the world. Maybe he wanted to do something manly to demonstrate that he was grown up. I don't know all his reasons, but I do see his action. He joined the army.
What's more he did two tours in the sandbox.
Which tells me no matter what he claims now, after his first trip he wanted a second one.
The army is an organization designed to kill people and break things. That's what they do, they're the army, not the girl scouts. Although under Obama I can see how there could be some confusion. I don't think anyone is confused about the mission. In fact I think his support for that mission is why Josh signed up.
Now that its over Josh feels bad about getting his college benefits for free. Not exactly free, he had to do some stuff that he now regrets. He just doesn't regret it enough to turn down his GI Bill or Vet Benefits.