OOPS….This is sure an embarrassing editor’s note. I sometimes think that op-ed editors don’t realize they aren’t editing straight news. They should never even have tried to put those words in Phil’s mouth, let alone allowed them to accidentally appear in print.
Even now they don’t quite have it right. It’s true that Phil was “recently called up to active duty,” but under the circumstances that still makes it sound like he was called up involuntarily. He wasn’t. He volunteered.