Phil Carter, of Intel Dump, has been moved from the ready reserves and into the 101st Airborn, with orders to deploy in three weeks. Wow. Around the blogs, much is made of the 101st Fighting Keyboardists, and some of us are quite fond of demanding that war supporters enlist (a line of logic I find to be garbage, for all the reasons stated here , here , here , and here ). Phil Carter has been a thoughtful, often critical, supporter of the war, a position, given his vulnerable status in the reserves, that took no small measure of bravery. He also, along with Paul Glastris, penned a much discussed piece advocating a universal draft (at least if America wanted to continue as a superpower), that I criticized at length. Shortly thereafter, Phil wrote me a considered response and suggested we get lunch when I moved to LA. I regret never making the date. But that's okay. When he returns, I'll buy. Good luck Phil. And be careful. There's a meal in it for you.