Granted, I’ve just inverted the Borg creed, but I think it bears saying. Today is April Fool’s Day and many bloggers, most notably Tom Tommorow and Neal Pollack, are taking this opportunity to poke fun at the Vice President for his opinions of a certain satire site.
<satire>It is for this reason that I’m going to publicly acknowledge the fact that Dick Cheney is my gay lover. Gotta love that comb over, those jowls and that vacant, almost demonic gaze of his as he plans the many ways he’ll spend his ill-gotten, Haliburton-backed cash from the rape of the Iraqi people and their precious, precious oil. God it makes me quiver for his red-hot monkey love!</satire>
Now that I have that over and done with (and it does feel good to write run-un sentences making fun of government officials), let’s move on.
I’m really interested in the opinions of military families during war time. My brother-in-law is in the Air Force, and one of Jenn’s nieces is an Army MP, so I’ve got an opinion, but these aren’t flesh and blood to me. An organization has started, Military Families Speak Out, that espouses support for the troops but questions the need for war. Very interesting.
Most intriguing of all is Peter Hansen, the father of a 21-year old Navy medic. His open letter to Bush is gut-wrenching, but you’ll have to read it to truly feel the sting of having a loved one fight a needless war.
That’s all for now. I hate to bring the mood down, but I don’t feel like joking around today, despite the connotations. I kept thinking I’d wake up to find that this war had been an elaborate April Fool’s joke. I guess I was wrong.
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
— Mahatma Ghandi