A reader writes:

I'm afraid that commercial is based on a lie, and a lie the left frequently tries to propagate.  It is the lie that politicians "make" people go to war. The United States military is a VOLUNTEER force. When Alex becomes an adult and therefore eligible to join the army, it will be his CHOICE to join the army, not John McCain's or his mother's.  So unless we have a draft instituted, it will be completely up to him whether or not to go to Iraq as a member of the U.S. military.  And since the whole premise of the commercial is that a John McCain presidency will continue the "occupation" of Iraq for the next 100 years, Alex will be fully aware of the consequences of his choice when he comes of age.

Point taken. But it wasn't the one I was making.

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