I’ve never been one for faulting people for not joining the army. I would never do it. That being said, if you support a war, and that war is not going well, you should be willing to support the war with your own blood.
According to this article from the Huffington Post:
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney on Wednesday defended his five sons’ decision not to enlist in the military, saying they’re showing their support for the country by “helping me get elected.”