I am a conservative - the real sort who is actually 'conservative' and not just someone who agrees with a so-called 'conservative' dogma which is nothing of the kind. I really, truly actually served my 4 plus years of active duty with the US Marine Corps way back when. And I most heartedly agree with the comments below someone sent to me:
CONSERVATIVES MUST SHOW AMERICANS THEIR PATRIOTISM - - VOLUNTEER FOR MILITARY DUTY NOW!
WHY ASK SOMEONE ELSE TO DIE FOR YOU IN THE IRAQ WAR? (LIKE GW BUSH HIMSELF AND MOST OF HIS ADMINISTRATION DID DURING THE VIETNAM WAR?)
C'MON YOU GUYS! ... actual VETERANS are getting PRETTY sick and REALLY tired of hearing about "PATRIOTISM" and "LOVING AMERICA" and "FREEDOM" and BRINGING DEMOCRACY to the MIDDLE EAST" (HEY! Did they forget and leave out Saudi Arabia?) ...with only Self-Righteous LIP ACTION behind it.
The guard and reserve people in Iraq have lives just like we do--and yet many went to war for a year or more... AND THEN BACK AGAIN AND AGAIN. They are put on stop loss---which means they are not allowed to retire when their contract is up. Well, "Support the Troops", means "Support the Troops" if I am not badly mistaken. And now that they are so desperate for warm bodies to die or live and fight this war...
YOU NEED TO SIGN UP RIGHT NOW! PUT YOUR FLAG WAVING, BLUE-RIBBON ASS WHERE YOUR 'PATRIOTIC' MOUTH IS! ARE YOU ANY BETTER THAN THE MOMMIES AND DADDIES AND BROTHERS, SISTERS, NIECES, NEPHEWS, CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN who are actually serving in the military now?
THIS IS WHEN YOUR COUNTRY NEEDS YOU THE MOST. THEY JUST UPPED THE ENLISTMENT AGE TO 40. SO C'MON-EVEN IF YOU ARE A DRUG ADDICT, A DRUNK, OVERWEIGHT OR PREGNANT...THE MILITARY STILL WANTS YOU AND MAY STILL TAKE YOU!! SO ALL YOU RIGHTEOUS CONSERVATIVES WHO SUPPORT THE TROOPS...GIT ON OVER TO YOUR RECRUITER NOW -- IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO SERVE YOUR COUNTRY!
OR YOU ARE A LYING CHICKENSHIT, PSEUDO-AMERICAN, BULLSHIT ARTIST, WHO DOESN'T REALLY CARE ONE ZIT ABOUT THE TROOPS AND ONLY ABOUT THE NATIONAL JINGOISTIC CRAP AND NEO-CON HYPER-BLATHER?.
WHY LOOK AT BUSH, CHENEY, WOLFOWITZ, PERLE, RUMSFELD, FEITH, ETC. NOT A DAMNED ONE SERVED IN COMBAT, AND MOST DIDN'T SERVE AT ALL!
YOU SHOW 'EM! AND IF YOU GET MAIMED OR DIE--WE WILL REMEMBER YOUR PATRIOTISM FONDLY!