Support the Supporters
Rocky Mountain Collegian
Dear Mr. Chapman,
I can't express the anger I felt when I read the following response to the column where you defended the College Republicans' courageous efforts to fight the war by documenting your professors' subversive activities:
So I get this article referred to me by my cousin, a student at CSU. Speaking for myself, I don't feel all that well supported by Mr. Chapman. There aren't enough of us here to do all the missions we need to do to keep from loosing this thing. You'll notice I didn't say 'win this thing.' 17 years of military experience tells me that we cannot win in Iraq in any way that Americans are used to thinking of the term 'winning.' I was against this war from the beginning because it was a stupid, pointless mission that had no legal or moral justification.
So, to those who say that a person cannot support the troops without supporting the president and the mission, I say, f--k you. I do it every day of my life. And on a personal note to Mr. Chapman--please join up. We're very short handed right now, and I'd prefer you took my place on the next Iraq rotation since you believe in it and I don't. Otherwise, shut your pie-hole.
Staff Sergeant, Army National Guard
What is wrong with these soldiers? Don't they understand how much the College Republicans have sacrificed to help the war effort by holding "Support the President" rallies, affirmative action bake sales, and immigrant hunts? It's heartbreaking to think of all the toga parties, keggers, and Greek nights that have been delayed because these fine young men and women were busy photographing their professor's office doors in the defense of our nation.
Maybe it's time these troops took some time off from dying for Our Leader's glory and started holding a few "Support Our Supporters" rallies to honor you who have given up so much. They could begin each rally by calling for the gassing of their own mothers as a tribute to the good work you've been doing promoting the use of violence against Cindy Sheehan. Then, they could pass a helmet around to collect war porn, so that the 101st Fighting Keyboarders won't be left wanting after Chris Wilson's arrest. With any luck, they'll collect enough pictures of mutilated brown people to provide your peers with masturbation fodder for years to come.
I'm not sure how to go about starting something like this, but I bet you and your fellow College Republicans can figure it out. Maybe you could do a column on it.
Gen. JC Christian, patriot