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Alternate Brain's Gordon, responding to a Newsweek piece penned by a now-inactive reserve Marine combat Vet about why we need a draft and who's really fighting this war:

If Bush's war, which we won early on by the way, and the subsequent occupation, which we're losing by the way, were really in defense of our country in a generational all-out global conflict like the Chimp lied about, instead of for oil, hegemony, and profit like it really is, the United States would have mobilized like WWII and every last swingin' dick (and the female equivalent, which I refuse to even think up a term for) would be sacrificing for the war effort, whether pullin' a trigger or figuring out how to be energy self-sufficient or rolling bandages or whatever.

We're supposed to go shopping, i.e. STFU and let the military industrial complex roll.
Go read the whole thing.

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