This was originally caught by Operation Yellow Elephant (a site dedicated to recruiting college and young republicans to serve as infantry). I though a lot of readers here would enjoy, particularly veterans and those with family in the military.
My favorite quotes from the GWU College Republicans editorial:
"Like our parents in Vietnam, we have lost the will to fight, to make the sacrifices that are necessary to protect our country."
"With President Bush's recent proposal to commit more than 20,000 new American troops to Baghdad, our generation has an opportunity to renew its devotion to winning the war on terror and earn its billing as the new greatest generation. The GW College Republicans will do its part to answer this critical calling."
"We invite all students, regardless of party affiliation, to join us in visiting wounded American soldiers at Walter Reed Hospital this Friday night."
From August J. Pollack:
Words fail me
The College Republicans at George Washington University, in a scathing editorial about the lack of support for the war, have decided to put their money where their mouths are and actually do what they, as fervent war supporters of eligible age and physical condition, should do for what they believe.
They're going to go to Walter Reed and say hi to injured soldiers who actually signed up.
No, by all means. Go ahead and read that again a few times. If you figure out a way to pick your jaw up off the floor please let me know, as I've been trying for a good twenty minutes now.
Update: Strolling through the archives, I remembered this strip I did almost exactly a year ago. I find it unsettling that last year's plan was a rally demanding that the troops "finish the job," and now this year's plan is to go visit those troops at the hospital.
From Tom Tomorrow:
A few readers thought this cartoon from a few weeks back unfairly targeted college Republicans. (Actually, a few impressively dense readers interpreted it as a swipe at all 18-to-22 year olds everywhere, but that sort of thing is just an occupational hazard.) At any rate, my friend August alerts me to this impressive act of self-sacrifice on the part of GWU College Republicans.
This is not satire. As August emailed, "The GW College Republicans are doing their part to support the war by going to Walter Reed and saying hi to troops who actually enlisted. And they're bragging about it in an insurgent-destroying editorial for their school newspaper."