Special Bulletin from the Pentagon
The Pentagon announced today the formation of a new 500-man elite fighting unit called the United States Redneck Special Forces.
These Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma,Tennessee and Texas boys will be dropped off into Iraq and have been given only the following facts about terrorists:
1. The season opened today.
2. There is no limit.
3. They taste just like chicken.
4. They don't like beer, pickups, country music or Jesus.
5. They are DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE for the death of Dale Earnhardt.
The Pentagon expects the problem in Iraq to be over by Friday
As if, after three years, a buncha drunk Jesus freaks are gonna do what real soldiers can't? This is a guy who did two tours in Vietnam and he thinks it's all funny and shit. Maybe I'm thin-skinned, maybe because I already consider this guy an idiot, I don't know, but I don't think it's funny. Maybe I know what it's like to lose friends in combat, suddenly, horribly, who knows, but it got me pissed enough to write back. I'm not goiing into detail about the exchange, but he couldn't understand why I didn't get the joke.
You see, it's this kind of thinking that got us into Iraq in the first place; that whole 'Dirty Dozen' mindset. That anyone can kick ass and take names, even a bunch of fuckups that no one wants. It makes for an entertaining movie but the realities of war are not neatly wrapped up at the end. A while back I wrote about what the soldiers were dealing with, the daily stress of combat and what they do to relieve some of that stress. Things nobody considered when it was all 'rah, rah, on to Baghdad'.
Now these same assholes, three years later, have the balls to make jokes, as if our troops haven't been doing it right and all we need are 500 yahoos with their shotguns, chewing tobaccy, Budweiser, and Bibles? As if 'kill 'em all and let God sort it out' is the answer to everything? Kiss my hairy white ass.
These are the same fucking people who get apoplectic over the fate of a buncha cells but 'killin' ragheads' is sport? Fuck all of you. You wanna see what war really looks like? Go here. I don't care if you have a weak stomach, go there now and see the reality of what we have wrought. The blood is on all our hands, whether we voted for these idiots or not, because they've done this in our name. You'd better take a close look because everyone else in the world blames you and me for it; because the folks in the rest of the world don't differentiate between Rethugs and Dems or ask who you or I voted for. This is what America stands for in the 21st Century; never-ending war, death, and destruction.
"The promise by Bush and Blair, in the lead up to the Iraq war, that their wars would bring freedom and democracy to the Middle East and peace to Palestine have yet again been shown to be lies, just as the anti-war movement has consistently said they were." [my em]
Yeah, go and make jokes about war. This is what 'killin' 'em all' looks like. Don't forget, close to three thousand of our boys and girls have died this way too.
So to all you wingnuts who make jokes about war, who talk about it so casually like you're all big generals, like you actually know what the fuck you're talking about, go fuck your miserable selves. Especially Mrs. F's idiot wingnut friend who should know better.