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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

[For those in peril]

When I heard this today, I actually cried a little. Not big alligator tears all over my cubicle or anything, but a feeling definitely misted my eyes right up. I've never felt so much gratitude for the courage of others, and I don't give one shit about how sentimental or sappy that sounds.

It also moved me when this military wife admitted that those "support our troops" stickers and magnets piss her off. I recommend listening to the whole thing, but she basically says that she feels it's a way people assuage their guilt for not getting in a uniform themselves. Some reactions, including those from other military families, went the way of anger or frustration with her for saying that. Honestly? I think anger at someone saying something like that is a way to assuage your guilt is proof that you are afraid they're right. As for me, I do support our troops, but until I read about the 1,000 soldiers who lined up against "their" cause today, I never felt more guilty for not being brave enough to be one of them.

On a lighter note regarding the troops, the Onion is genius as usual.

["Bush Announces War Exit Strategy: 'We'll Go Through Iran'"]

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