THE STRANGER TALKS TO OUR GENERAL
At Atrios, I caught this news story:
Seattle's Only Features Section • Jul 21 - Jul 27, 2005
THE STRANGER PRESENTSLooks like our Army is Recruiting...attention at least!
BY ELI SANDERS
Somewhere in Washington State, in a conservative town he would rather not name, is a lonely liberal man with a high-speed internet connection, a sarcastic wit, and a suggestion for how the U.S. military might fill its recruiting gaps: With pro-war College Republicans.
The man calls himself General J.C. Christian, Patriot, and he runs the online campaign "Operation Yellow Elephant," which has been exhorting young conservatives to carry their support of the Iraq war to its logical conclusion by enlisting for duty on the front lines.
No Young Republicans are signing up. I read yesterday that the Pentagon changed the age of enlistment upwards to 41 years old so maybe those whipper snapper's dads and moms can sign up!
This pisses the General off, as do Republicans in his small town who lecture him about his lack of patriotism when he voices opposition to the war. So when the General heard about the military recruiting shortfalls, his mind immediately turned to the young Republican movement: "I thought, 'Well, these people are always talking about patriotism, and always equating patriotism with support for the war, it's time that they walk the walk.'" That sentiment is summed up on his web site, operationyellowelephant.blogspot.com, with the motto: "It's their war. Why aren't they fighting it?"Well! Prove us wrong, all Bush lovers! Sign up today, sign up no matter what, sign up even if they arrest you like they did those grannies in Tucson.
Just sign up, will ya?