Over at Salon, Glenn Greenwald notes that the College Republicans at UMass Amherst are planing "Give War a Chance" rally, presumably with giant Rumsfield and Bush puppets and a feel-good rush as strapping, clean-cut studs sit around a glowing campfire listening to Jonah Goldberg wax eloquent about the wonders of head traumas, suicide bombers, and inadequate armor:
The College Republicans at the University of Massachusetts are hosting an event called "All I am Saying is Give War a Chance." It is devoted to the "costs, necessities, consequences, and benefits of war." The speaker is grizzled warrior Jonah Goldberg. Is there anything more outright ludicrous than a bunch of combat-avoiding, prime-fighting-age College Republicans and Jonah Goldberg sitting around in Amherst chatting with each other about the Glories and "benefits of war"?
Now, I am stuck over here on the other side of the country, but I'm wondering if someone local would like to help out these war-luvin youth by making it easier for them to join the good fight? Anybody willing to contact some local armed forces recruiters and let them know they have a primed, ready-to-go audience? A couple of video cameras would be a nice touch. Think we can form a whole College Republican unit to make Baghdad safe for Democracy?
There's still time for a patriotic, civic-minded Kossack to make an impact. Looks like the event wil happen next Wednesday, Dec. 12.