Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: this celluloid dream
Can i just run something by you all?
This is a war.
Apparently, the American military sees it as a wonderful chance to exchange letters between "jocks and GIs". What a feel-good thing to do, huh? Now let me ask you ....
do you think the Iraqi soldiers have penpals? Think they're exchanging letters with Meryl Streep or derek Jeter? No, I don't. Perhaps because they're dying and fighting the whole time. Maybe because they are treating this as a war. Maybe because they don't seek to make entertainment out of something that should never be entertainment. Perhaps because they are taking this war seriously, maybe they actually grasp the consequences of it.
Maybe instead of having their soldiers write nice, fluffy letters to sports stars they should have them find bin Laden, or root out Saddam, get supplies to starving Iraqis, i don't know. Seems like there should be something better to do than a publicity stunt.