Loughner, initially reported as a possible veteran, attempted to enlist but was rejected, according to the U.S. military.
He did poorly in college and dropped out to enlist in the Army in 1943.
Currently, half of conscription-age Israelis enlist in the IDF.
But with America in the midst of another battle abroad, the president seems anxious to enlist the help of other countries.
Palin's closest comparison might be Harold Stassen, who resigned as governor of Minnesota to enlist in the Navy in 1943.
We are with them when they enlist in the great army of freedom.
The men were brought to him, however, and he discharged all who didn't want to enlist.
At this his men became so dissatisfied that they decided not to enlist at all.
The sergeant would speak to the crowd, and try to get them to enlist.
All those of us who were at Balliol together telephoned to one another so that we might enlist together.