Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Toys for Troops
Gnight Girl, a friend of this blog, has started an important website to help make a difference for her son and all of the soldiers stationed in Iraq.

Very few people support what is going on there, but despite your feelings we must remember that while we have the luxury of watching Seinfeld reruns or surfing the web for pictures of Britney Spears, these boys are stuck in a very scarey reality that they cant get away from.

It's amazing that people would be willing to put their lives/health/youth/sanity on the line merely because we asked them to. We need to find a way to keep them safe and a way to get them home, now that we know that the whole thing was based on Intentional Lies.

This website helps gather things like Beenie Babies and Soccer Balls. How does that help? Our soldiers can give them to the children of Iraq and try to win over their hearts and minds. To try not to be viewed as the badguys. Perhaps keeping a desperate youth from lashing out against our Soldiers with guns or bombs in the future.

Our Government has proved that Soldier Safety is low on the priority list (remember how many YEARS it took to get personal body armor and Armored Humvees, yet priorities like HALIBURTON was paid ontime)

Checkout the website. It's a brilliant idea.


pirata segreto said...

I'm so glad you posted this. I have a bunch of beenies left from a donation of stuffed animals someone made to my work a couple of years back. I've been holding onto them for something like this. I can't wait to contact her.

Gnightgirl said...

We'll have a booth at the Taste of Champaign-Urbana this weekend. Wish you could be there as our Exhibitionist Eater, we'd have throngs of people around us!

Thanks for the PR. Really.

d.K. said...

Awesome - very "American" idea. Our collective soul is good, I refuse to admit yet that it isn't, and this reinforces my belief.