Anyone who has served in the military knows what the Individual Ready Reserve is. When I separated from the Air Force, I had served 4 years active duty against a six year committment. From the time I was separated until my six year obligation was up, I was placed on (what was then called) Inactive Reserve. It wasn't until six years had passed from my enlistment date that I got my DD-214 which terminated my obligation to the military. If you don't have your DD-214 your are not separated from your obligation to serve.
As BlackFive points out, it has to be that no one in the media has actually served.
And while you're visiting, don't miss this great story about PFC Jessica Lynn Nicholson
Meanwhile, over a Sissy Willis' blog, there's the short list of people who don't particularly care for a free Iraq. I would probably add France. Does that make it a long list?