Thursday, December 20, 2007

Pulling Out All The Stops ...

Apparently, if you don't have a recent web browser, you needn't bother trying to enlist.

Over at his place, Eli was wondering why Tagg Romney's enlistment window was so small:

“At the time I would have joined the military…” Interesting. So, apparently - and I was not aware of this - there’s a very specific and narrow time window during which you can enlist. And if your services are not required at that time, well, that’s it for you, your chance to enlist is gone forever. Frankly, I’m a little surprised that none of the other young Republicans who didn’t serve have ever brought this fact up.

Feel The Taggmentum!

Suspecting that the window for enlistment was a bit longer than the first few months of a national emergency, I decided to try to find out what that window was by going to the Army's recruiting site. There, I was confronted with this message:

Please upgrade your Web Browser. is viewable using
Internet Explorer 5.0 and higher or
Netscape 7.0 and higher.

Apparently, it's really hard to join the Army these days. Not only is there a very short period of eligibility, but clearly only the most wired need apply.

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