Slacktivist has an idea I really like. America's Wartime Patriots currently think "supporting the troops" consists of buying one of those 99-cent magnetic ribbons at the Gas 'n' Go and slapping it on the trunk lid. Meanwhile, they're putting George's War on our grandkids' credit cards. Slacktivist suggests that the USO sell these fine magnet-ribbons for $500 for a "full-sized" one, and maybe a mere $100 for a little one -- the proceeds presumably to pay for the war. That way, we could see who really supports the war, even to the modest extent of ponying up some bucks.
After all, what's five hundred clams, compared with your life ... or your kid's ... or maybe "just" a lifetime, disfiguring wound?
If I know my 'Murikkan People, I could live with a war that could be financed in this way. It'd be so small, you couldn't tell it was going on. It wouldn't be much more than a few rude postcards per month, addressed to "Osama bin Laden, General Delivery, Some -Stan Or Other. And maybe a few forceful minutes in Pig-Boy Limbaugh's monologue, once a week.
Let's do it ... today!