Short and Fat, who has served in more branches of the armed forces than you*, has a brilliant post this morning about when it’s bullshit to oppose the war and when it’s bullshit to wholeheartedly support it.
You should go read the whole thing, but I’ll tempt you with this part:
You know, the ones who offer a buffet of thoughts and doctrine on the importance of staying in Iraq but are too chickenshit to actually go. There are tons of these cocksuckers all over the place, a bunch here in middle Tennessee. If you analyze it, it is really a supreme sort of self serving cowardice. If you believe the United States of America is threatened by Iraq…why the hell are you sitting here? You accuse those of not supporting the war in Iraq of being “non-patriotic” but here you are in middle Tennessee, all busy NOT fighting for our nation. If you really believe our country and our way of life is in danger you should enlist tomorrow.
Preach on, Brother Short and Fat**.
*Navy, Air Force, Kiss Army, just to name the ones I’m aware of.
**Man-loving folks, I know from the descriptor that you’re picturing a stout, squat Major Dad. Instead, you should be picturing a guy who looks like he should be an astronaut or a fighter pilot. If he’s somehow the unattractive one in his bunch, he needs to start taking pictures of his friends half-naked and posting them on his blog, because they must be smoking.
<i>If he’s somehow the unattractive one in his bunch, he needs to start taking pictures of his friends half-naked and posting them on his blog, because they must be smoking.</i>Ahem. Now that I have the new computer up and running, I volunteer to shoot said photos. I have a special place in my heart for our fighting boys — and girls. (I used to date a Blackhawk pilot who makes Val Kilmer in "Top Gun" look like off-price dog food.) I also volunteer to give all of said photo subjects big smooches of gratitude. That includes S&F, as long as Mrs. S&F doesn’t mind. Would you like to be the photog’s assistant, B? You get to use the spray bottles of Evian on them.
I say, let’s get Short & Fat onboard!
Thanks for sending me over there. S and F is brilliant.