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I'm fucking sick of seeing "Support Our Troops" everywhere. "I know you're against the war but right now you need to be supporting our troops... so quit speaking out against the war."

What??

Ok... first of all, even if the troops were aware of the fact that I'm against this war, they certainly wouldn't be dumb enough to take that as me being against them, would they? I mean, one of the reasons I don't want the war is because I don't want anyone, including them, to be killed over this shit.

Second, what the fuck does it mean, anyway, "Support Our Troops"? You think that by waving some fucking sign at the freeway overpass you're contributing in some way? Just walking around saying "Support Our Troops" doesn't really do anything for them. If you really wanted to support them, you'd go out there and do their laundry, or make them lunch, or pick up a gun and kill you some Iraqis.

Or maybe the best way anyone can support our troops is to take them out of this war and quit risking their lives unnecessarily.

Anyway, here's a task for you all. It's not easy to do, could result in an ass kicking or two, but is guaranteed fun. I promise to do this too. From now on, when you see someone with a "Support Our Troops" sign, go up to them and ask them "How?" Conversations should go something like this:

Me: "How?"
SOT: "How what?"
Me: "How shall I support our troops?"
SOT: "Huh?"
Me: "You want me to support our troops, but I don't know how to go about doing that."
SOT: "Ummm.. send them some cookies!"
Me: "Oh... so like when they're in the hospital, they can have fond memories of their last solid food?"
SOT: "Go away. I have guns."

Sweet.

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1971gto
Mar. 31st, 2003 08:41 am (UTC)
I never prayed before
but now I pray daily to be delivered from the STUPID. Don't know who I'm praying to tho. Never had religion of my own.. Dad was a Christian, Mom's a jew, I related best to stepdad #2 and he's Taoist. Which way to go. RotD: Muslim.

"Oh mighty Allah, please deliver me from the STUPID"

Heard a statistic last night on the news. 65% of American fatalities in this war thus far have been from friendly fire. If that's not fucked up, I don't know what is. Bring 'em home to save them from themselves. War sucks. This war exponentially so.

[Off topic, but noteworthy: Ayatollah al-Hakim.]