July 10, 2007

Irony in Arlington?

Dear Mary Jo,

Clearly you have learned nothing, either from your master's thesis at Columbia, or about your own children.

But that's not surprising, given that you would publicly insult your own son. Calling him a pawn is pretty low.  As if he can't think for himself.  I don't know whether that says more about his shallowness, or YOUR inability to mold him into a self-reliant and thoughtful young man if you think so poorly of his ability to make decisions about his life.

You say your life is surrounded by signs and symbols of the military. Perhaps you should take advantage of your unique situation and learn about that which you seem to loathe without understanding.

Oh, and one more thing.  You say you are worried about how the experience will affect your son.  You worry he will be seriously harmed.  But did you ever think that maybe he might be changed for the better?  That perhaps the "horrors" he sees over there will spur him on to great things?  That he might dedicate himself to removing the suffering of others.

I wish you luck in dealing with your issues, and I thank your son for the choice he made to serve our country.


h/t Cass and Lex

Posted by caltechgirl at July 10, 2007 04:04 PM | TrackBack

She is an idiot... says a mom whose son is set to deploy to Iraq in short order.

Posted by: Teresa at July 11, 2007 05:44 PM

Do you think with an article like that her son will feel inspired to come home???!!!! Maybe he's trying to just get away from her...kind of sounds like Cindy Sheehan's son.

I'm putting Mary Jo's son in my prayers.

Posted by: Mrs. Who at July 12, 2007 08:05 AM

Amen, CTG. Couldn't have said it better than you already have but I suppose that's par for the course. 'Twas good to talk to you this evening. Let me know if you ever lack for depraved text messages. I'm here for you. W00t!

Posted by: zonker at July 20, 2007 11:54 PM