Friday, November 21, 2003

You Can't Handle the Truth!

Politics - World - s.f. bayarea forums - craigslist: "YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH! < Col_Jessop > 11/21 18:08:25

Son we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Communication? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Baathists, and you curse the Marines. You have that luxury! You have the luxury of not knowing what I know, that Iraqi death, while tragic, probably save lives! And my existence, while grotesque, and incomprehensible to you, saves lives! You don't want the truth because deep down in places you don't want to talk about at parties, you want me on that wall! You need me on that wall! We use words like 'honor', 'code', 'loyalty'. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline! I have neither the time, not the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps uner the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it! I would rather you just said thank you, and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon and stand a post. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you're entitled to! "

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