I got into a little argument today with Jimmy about the war in Iraq. Since Dickie is still pretending to be his own twin brother, Jimmy is our designated right-winger down at the Junebug Cafe and Internet Lounge. Now, I am not in favor of US military operations in Iraq, and this has caused Jimmy to accuse me of both being unpatriotic and not supporting our troops.
So, here is a list of what I consider to be the right way to support our troops (and none of these include putting a decal on your car):
#1 - Trying to keep our soldiers from getting shot or blowed up.
#2 - To help with #1, getting them all body armor.
#3 - To help even more with #1, getting armor on the Humvees.
#4 - Again with the #1, bringing in more Cougars, Cheetahs, and Buffaloes, all armored vehicles that are much safer than the Humvee (whether armored or not).
#5 - Provide the best possible medical care for our armed forces.
#6 - Provide the best possible mental health care for our armed forces.
#7 - Provide ample compensation, benefits, and pension for our armed forces.
Now, those folks in Washington who talk big about "supporting the troops" all have the power to make good on every item on this list. Yet, they don't.
I'm a little sick of being told that I don't support the troops when what they really need is not being provided by our own government. Support the troops with your deeds, not words.
Get it done!
Stevie Joe Parker