Quick! Before he leaves town!
Rob Casapulla believes that the pen really is mightier than the sword. To prove it, the UConn College Republican president, will not soften himself by joining The Military.
Mr. Casapulla on the American troop surge he's not anxious to participate in:
"The military has met 13 out of 18 benchmarks during the course of the war, which is a big deal."
Mr. Casapulla on sacrifice (you know, like having to eat Ramon noodles on a college budget):
"After the fifth anniversary of the war was marked, the number of U.S. dead in Iraq reached 4,000. Each life lost was a brave sacrifice given for all of us who can remain back here at home. The sacrifices of these soldiers illustrate how the War in Iraq is progressing, despite what liberals would have us believe."
Mr. Casapulla telling troops that see combat 'you don't know how good ya got it':
"To put the Iraq war in perspective - in the 17-year span American troops were in Vietnam 58,000 soldiers were killed. If the War in Iraq continues at its current pace and we are in Iraq for another 12 years 14,000 American soldiers will have died in a 17-year war, that is less than a quarter of the troops lost in Vietnam. We lost 4,900 American soldiers in the Normandy invasion of D-Day."
Advil- more dangerous than bullets or IED's
"Each year in America approximately 7,600 people die from "non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs." For those of you not following, this means almost twice as many people die every year in the United States from aspirin or ibuprofen than have died in the five years we have been in Iraq."
Mr. Casapulla: defender of yellow ribbons
"They scoff at Americans that display yellow ribbons to support their family, friends, and neighbors that serve overseas, claiming they really support the troops because they want to bring them home."
OYE Comment: As a senior, Mr. Casapulla will be graduating shortly. Before he leaves we ask that you contact him and offer your encouragement to Be A Man! Enlist!