I know many of you are anti-war, but I doubt any of you are active protesters. This is a big peve of mine and I have decided to end a long time friendship over this.
Below is the email I just send her.
Before you read this email I want to make it abundantly clear that I am not looking for a response, written or verbal. In fact, I hope this is the last form of communication between you and me.
Let me start by saying that I am utterly disgusted with your involvement in this anti-war and anti-US movement. Honestly, what do you think you are going to accomplish? Do you think that our president is going to say “OK Lauren, clearly your views make far more sense than my cabinet, congress and the majority of the American people?” If that is the case then you must seriously be more ignorant than I thought.
I just cannot believe the audacity of people like you. You have been borrowing federal monies for the past five years to put yourself through school. Our government invests in you, to move ahead and make a better life for yourself. How do you show your appreciation? You paint an anti-US message on a piece of cardboard and block traffic.
I do find it amusing that with each passing day, your underlying principles behind your actions are dwindling away. You’re down to a hair of validation. First it was for the Iraqi civilian’s opposition. Now they are parading in the streets kissing our troops. You believed their deceit on banned weapons. Then we find chemical weapons and caches of chemical suits. “Propaganda” you say. Ridiculous! We have journalists embedded with our troops broadcasting what is happening when it’s happening. Let’s not forget that even Arabic networks are broadcasting the exact same Stories. The only propaganda is the garbage that flows from your mouth. Recruiting weak minds like a religious cult to join your cause.
I hope you are enjoying your freedom when you scream “impeach Bush”, who is doing a **** good job protecting it. I hope you realize how the wives, mothers and children of the soldiers willing to give their lives for you feel when they see you parading in the streets. I say hope because I am confident your views are so shortsighted you are incapable of seeing the big picture.
The soldiers that are overseas now and every other soldier that has served this nation, like my farther, his farther and many close friends are the true definition of honor, bravery, integrity, and sacrifice. You are just an insignificant bum with nothing better to do on a Saturday than stand in the street and yell.
I hope you have a very good day today. Because our boys in Iraq are risking their lives so you do tomorrow.