Over at Jesus’ General I found a post about someone by the name of Paul Schafer. Paul is a member of Gonzaga’s College Republican organization who feels that those of us on the left are just a bunch of hippie-pot smoking-terrorists. Paul made this outrageous claim on his own site bearing his namesake. I won’t give him the benefit of a link either. Well, Paul, I served my country with honor as a US Marine. And I’m a Democrat. Guess I don’t fit your mold, do I? Anyway, in one of his other posts he mentions that he won’t take anyone seriously that posts a comment on his site because they appear to “all come from the same 10 or 12 IP addresses” or some such nonsense. In reading the comments on that post, I came across a very poignant and to the point response by someone named Mary. The below excerpt of her comment hits the nail on the head on why Operation Yellow Elephant is necessary:
When you vote for war you vote for some other persons’ certain death. Your positive vote on the issue of war is a demand for the most serious kind of sacrifice from others — from able young men and women, from their families, friends and loved ones.
So you see, that’s what this is about. War = Death. With the damning evidence against this administration provided by the now-infamous Downing Street Memos, it is now apparent that the War in Iraq was ill-conceived at best. So the question to those on the right who STILL feel that we were right in invading and going to war is this:If you are an able-bodied male or female who still supports this war, and knowing that military recruitment levels are severely lacking, why aren’t you enlisting and volunteering to fight in Iraq?
Click below to read the entire response by Mary.
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