From a Soldier Going Back to Iraq

If you voted for Bush, didn’t vote, or voted no on gay marriage, I hope you get drafted. I hope they stick you in my unit, and you go with me to Iraq when my unit goes back in September. I will laugh when you see what soldiers in that country face on a daily basis. I hope you work with gay soldiers too. I did. One of them saved my life. Think he shouldn’t have the right to get married? Fuck you. He fought just as hard as I did and on most days, did his job better than me. Don’t tell me gays don’t have the same rights you do. Think the war in Iraq is a good thing? I’ll donate my M-16 to you and you can go in my place.


I cannot even begin to thank all of you for your support. I got somehwere around 6 phone calls, 12 emails, 128 livejournal replies, and 10 instant messages so far. Thank you all for proving that Americans are not all mindless fools. Thank you for supporting the troops the real way and voting. Thank you for taking the time out of your own lives to support a soldier. You are the people who make this country such an amazing place to live in. Next time I am in Iraq or wherever I get deployed I will remember this. I was beginning to lose faith in this country, but I have to admit, this brought it all back.



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2 responses to “From a Soldier Going Back to Iraq”

  1. palochi Avatar

    This guy is truly a hero. Fights for his country and stands up against the crap too. If he gets shipped back to Iraq, I’d like to take up a collection and DHL him one of those new handheld PS2s or something to make his days a little better — just because of the things he writes. Cool guy. True American. Better come home in one piece someday for good or I’ll personally go to the Pentagon and bitch. Or something.

    To everyone reading this comment: If you haven’t checked out his blog, do so now.

  2. JC Avatar

    What good perspective!!!!

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