Sunday, July 24, 2005

Patriotism Lite

Thom Shanker in today's NYT has a superb analysis on what's wrong with the BFEE war effort: It's that only the troops are asked to share the sacrifice, and no one else is. No income surtax, no blood drives, no war bonds, no gas rationing, and no draft to share the burden across all economic levels. The Greatest Generation must be really proud of us, their progeny.

This is the only war we have ever fought as a nation wherein the Home Front was not an integral part of the war effort. This is the also rare war wherein the children of the president who are of military age are not in uniform.

The lying hypocritical Chickenhawk motherfuckers inside the Beltway and their fellow-traveler lackeys around the country sporting those fucking yellow ribbons on their gas-hog SUVs waste no time in preening their patriotic feathers and crowing from the rooftops that they "support the troops". But they're not willing to make even the slightest personal sacrifice to make manifest that support.

Every time I see one of those goddam yellow ribbons it is all I can do to restrain myself from tearing it off and grinding into the blacktop.

But things could escalate rapidly out of control, with the ultimate result that I might have to share a jail cell with Karl Rove, and I don't think I could trust myself not to throttle the little turdblossom.

4 Comments:

Anonymous said...

support your troops go to
www.anysoldier.com
give them an encouraging letter.

merlallen said...

Like I said, levy a Support the Troops tax on those fucking magnets and watch them fly off the vehicles of the hypocrites.

Anonymous said...

I am with Gus... Anysoldier has bumper stickers...

Anysoldier isn't about a sticker its about taking the time to send a box of baby wipes to some poor grunt in Iraq because Haliburbon is taking profits and not even providing showers or baby wipes for our soldiers. Most of the request are for hygiene, some request toys and school supplies for kids in Iraq. If the Chicken hawks are going to short change us, we might as well take advantage of the reduced postage to Iraq via our soldiers and help the soldiers and kids have it a little better.

we do not have to support the war to understand that our troops signed up to do a job and by god will do that job or die trying. I can't fault the soldier for that.

DrainBamage said...

Very clever smoke screen...