“Stop using so much oil.”

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"“Stop using so much oil.”"

A great little story today in Tom Rick’s Inbox, from the Washington Post‘s military correspondent:

As most Americans prepare to celebrate the holidays, others are marching off to war. One of the unusual aspects of the Iraq conflict is that the same people keep going back, which means that they often take with them the no-nonsense attitude of the combat veteran. Here, Lt. Col. Mark Yanaway, an Army reservist returning for his second tour, reports on his first steps on the road back to Baghdad, from the New York area to Fort Bragg, N.C.:

The next morning we were up early and off to Newark Airport. We breezed through the check in despite having large numbers of large boxes and duffle bags. (I managed to keep mine down to a small footlocker and partially filled duffle bag).

Our flight was uneventful. On the way to Charlotte a lady sitting next to me got to talking and eventually inquired as to what she could to do to help out the troops. I responded, “Stop using so much oil.”

Sadly, that is one way of supporting the troops that just never seemed to catch on with the American public….

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3 Responses to “Stop using so much oil.”

  1. Mike says:

    That’s because it won’t work and only an idiot would think
    it would. Figures it came from a reserve officer.
    If you want to support the troops then help organizations
    like the UFO and others that help the troops and their
    families.
    As for conserving oil that is a laudable goal in it self.

  2. Dano says:

    That’s because it won’t work and only an idiot would think
    it would. Figures it came from a reserve officer.

    Yay! Support our Troops! Buy a yellow magnet and a bumper sticker! Yay!

    Best,

    D

  3. Thomas says:

    Support the UFO? I don’t even know how you do that, much less how that will help. Most people where I live think supporting the troops means putting a sticker on their Suburban or Expedition.

    If we didn’t need their oil, I really doubt we would have any interest in sending troops to the middle east. And if they didn’t have so much of our money, they probably couldn’t afford much in the way of terrorist activity.