...then I'll be willing to do it!
Our current Congress is faced with a huge dilemma. The majority of our legislature wants to end our involvement in the war, but are afraid to do so. They can vote to stop funding the war in Iraq, thereby forcing the President to withdraw the troops.
But the Bush administration is harping on the spurious claim that cutting funding will somehow strand our brave troops in a hostile nation during a civil war. As if cutting the money for the war will force the President to have to simply abandon our troops because there's no way to get them home.
Apparently we won't be able to scrape up enough dough to pay their way home or something.
We all know this is utter bullshit, but for some reason, many politicians are scared to death of appearing to not be supporting the troops. Even though their approval of additional funding will ultimately ensure the deaths and injuries of perhaps thousands more American soldiers.
Which, to me, isn't supporting them at all.
So, the Conservative chickenhawks are capitalizing on this conundrum.
Well, I've figured out a solution.
I did some research on what it would cost to get a single, one-way, coach-class seat on a plane home for a soldier. Here's what I found:
The nearest commercial airport I could locate is in Kuwait City. I'll use that as a starting point; I'm sure Baghdad International will have commercial flights soon, judging by how much confidence the President has in the current surge.
A one-way flight from Kuwait City to New York is $856, which I located on Kayak.com...you'd be surprised how many of the big airline search engines don't include Kuwait!
So here's what I'm willing to do...if Congress decides to cut funding for the war which will result in the necessity of pulling our troops out of Iraq, and if the President doesn't provide transportation for them to get home, I solemnly pledge to personally buy a seat for One (1) U.S. Soldier to fly home!
Just think, if we can get enough people to pledge to pitch in if necessary, we can end the war and bring all our troops home safely, even without George Bush's help! How great would THAT be?
That would be the BEST $856 I've ever spent!
And we'll also relieve our (mostly gutless) elected representatives of the crushing burden of worry about whether or not they're properly supporting the troops.
Because...we'll have it covered!