Saturday, December 16, 2006

Matt Damon Joins Operation Yellow Elephant

Yes, we all remember 2003 and Citizens Against Celebrity Pundits, a nonpartisan grass roots citizens initiative telling celebrities to shut up and stop telling people what to think about, say, going to war in Iraq. If President Bush's strongest supporters don't want the well-connected to serve, maybe this will revive their movement:

Actor Matt Damon has publicly urged the Bush Twins, Jenna and not-Jenna, to Support the President by volunteering for military service in Iraq. Money quote:

"I don't think that it's fair as I said before, that it seems like we have a fighting class in our country that's comprised of people who have to go for either financial reasons or, I don't think that that is fair," said Damon, 36. "And if you're gonna send people to war ... then that needs to be shared by everybody, you know, and if the president has daughters who are of age then maybe they should go too."

The interview, on MSNBC's cable show, "Hardball with Chris Matthews," is scheduled to air Monday, December 18.

Don't forget: Matt Damon was born in 1970, so he's also eligible for military service. Let's see what else he says.

Hat tip to Steve Gilliard. Also Crooks and Liars.

2 Comments:

At 17 December, 2006 02:47, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with him. America is not just a word but a nation of billions. When the President declares that America is in war then every single Americans should equally take the burden o their shoulders. Statistics show that not everybody goes to war because they beleive in the cause but because various other reasons like --- poverty forces them to, they are wearing their proud uniform and has no option left but to plunge into the war because if they don't they will called cowards, etc. War is not fought by a certain perentage of people. Rather it should have consent of all. Why shouldn't the polticians family members also join the war. History shows that there have been some. But nowadays its all politics even if the war is created by you yourself to cover your own deficiencies and weakness.

-Rita

 
At 13 September, 2007 00:18, Blogger Marc (Louis) H├ębert said...

114 - THE OATH OF OFFICE

Place your hands on the keyboard
And repeat after me

I hereby swear to tell the information
The whole information
And nothing but the information
So help me protocol

~mh

cf. haikuzeus.blogspot.com

 

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