Dear Red State
The boys at Red State have an opinion on how Bush should get more Americans killed.
800,000 Privileged Youths Enlist To Fight In Iraq
January 10, 2007 | Issue 43•02
WASHINGTON, DC—Citing a desire to finally make a difference in Iraq, in the past two weeks, more than 800,000 young people from upper-middle- and upper-class families have put aside their education, careers, and physical well-being to enlist in the military, new data from the Department Of Defense shows.
Young Manhattanites line up outside the Times Square recruitment office.
"I don't know if it was the safety and comfort of the holidays or what, but I realized that my affluence and ease of living comes at a cost," said Private Jonathan Grace, 18, who was to commence studies at Dartmouth College next fall, but will instead attend 12 weeks of basic training before being deployed to Fallujah with the 1st Army Battalion. "I just looked at my parents in their cashmere sweaters and thought, 'Who am I to go to an elite liberal arts college and spend all my time reading while, in the real world, thousands of kids my age are sacrificing their lives for our country?' It's not right."
Added Grace: "Whether I agree with the war or not, our president needs us, and I'll be damned if I'm going to let our least advantaged citizens bear the brunt of this awesome burden."
At the on-campus temporary recruitment table at Reed College in Portland, OR, the line of students eager to sign up for active duty stretched around the block Monday. Recruiters across the country reported a similar trend, with scores of young people asking how soon they could be ready to go to battle in Iraq.
"They don't have these recruitment centers where I live," said Daniel Feldman, 26, who resides in the affluent neighborhood of Brookline, MA and recently passed his bar exam. "I didn't realize you could just sign up, but now that I do, all of my friends from law school, yoga class, and temple are going to join, too. And not the Reserves either. We're talking down and dirty, right on the front lines."
Unless you drag your ass to your local recruiting station and sign up to be an 11B, please shut the fuck up.
No one, not sane people, not adults, certainly not Iraq War vets give a shit what you write. Why? Because you and yiour fellow Red Staters are cowards. You have pimped this war for years and felt no need to actually fight it. Hell, even the deluded Michelle Malkin has more balls than you folks.
You have some ridiuclous article on your site comparing this to Guadacanal. Here's some advice, read Eagle Against the Sun, by Ronald Spector. They you will realize that the idiot who wrote that needs to be kept away from knives.
War is evil. Even in WWII, Americans did horrible things like kill unarmed prisoners and desecrate the dead. Americans. Before we unleash war, we need to be sure that there are no other choices. Instead, you sit there with your cheetos stained hands and cheerlead death without reason.
You think these forces can control a city of 5-7 million people? Are you silly? With no police and Iraqi army units ikely to fall apart?
Stop, just stop. Go volunteer at the VA or something useful, help people and stop with thie cheerleading,
posted by Steve @ 7:07:00 PM