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Hey you, patriotic folk

Charmaine Soldat Berkeley
Friday September 13, 2002

To the Editor: 

For all you patriotic folk out there who are gung-ho for a Middle East colonizing war, my question is, “When are you leaving?” And when you get there will you even realize your enemy is also you? 

Traditionally, the most enthusiastic are those who stay safety at home while the young and impressionable, lacking wisdom but possessing raging hormones, are sent to give their lives to fight lunatic wars. 

So, stand first in line but don’t push. Hopefully you’ll return more enlightened, but not in a body bag. 

If you must have war let it be a war against your atrophied brain. 


Charmaine Soldat