A couple interesting and conflicting viewpoints on the U.S. military surfaced in the last few days.
First up is former Mousketeer and current actor/singer/superstar Justin Timberlake. By now you probably know the story. Last summer 23 year old Marine Cpl. Kelsey De Santis posted a Youtube video asking Timberlake to attend the Marine Corps Ball in November. Not only did Timberlake accept the invitation, he held up his end of the agreement and attended the ball with Cpl. De Santis in Washington, DC last week. While De Santis and her Corps colleagues were understandably stoked about the superstar's attendance, Timberlake's thoughts on the evening were remarkable and inspiring. On his website, Timberlake posted a beautifully written article about his experience. In part he said this: