This Summer’s Most Exciting Reality TV Show: The War

Afghanistan WarVia the First Church of Mutterhals:

I had a brilliant idea this morning. I was watching The Today Show, as I just love a good train wreck, and for once I actually saw a story of legitimate merit. Richard Engel, he of the god-sized balls and really one of the few journalists worth a shit, was on the ground in Afghanistan while US troops fought off Taliban fighters a mere hundred yards away. It was a bloody and hard fought battle, littered with bodies and spent bullet casings. Just the way I like to start my day.

So here’s my grand idea. Let’s get some more big balled mothers on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan, not armed with weapons, but with cameras. Let’s have a live feed of each and every battle that goes on, and let’s play the best hour of carnage in primetime, and let’s make it mandatory viewing for every American.

Why do I want this? Because I’m having a hard time recalling why we’re there in the first place and I would imagine I’m not the only one.

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Stacie Adams

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5 Comments on "This Summer’s Most Exciting Reality TV Show: The War"

  1. E.B. Wolf | Jun 20, 2010 at 5:46 pm |

    It would be bigger than Monday Night Football even if it wasn't mandatory.

  2. Popular viewing ?. Depends on whose body parts are flying around

  3. If it could be shown without giving away critical information to the enemy than I am all for it. One of the most frustrating things I have to deal with being a US Infantryman is the fact that when I go home everything everyone is going through over there is practically forgotten, taken for granted. I for one believe this war has gone on way too long.

    There is some very progressive and good work going on in Afghanistan right now. Lets not forget that. There is always a price to pay however.

    I can't help but get upset when I find out that main-stream media's war stories are about the Burger Kings and Subways shutting down on the big FOBs. Someone asked me the other day if that was true. It was news to me then. I told them we don't even have running water, let alone a Burger King. I'd love to meet the soldier complaining about losing his Subway and kick his ass.

    I could rant for days about this war, but I wont, because I have better things to do. However, I do believe the public needs a reminder of what their soldiers are going through over here. Its not all big paycheck and fast food restaurants with haj selling t-shirts like its a god-damned amusement park.

  4. Hadrian999 | Jun 21, 2010 at 1:28 pm |

    as a front line combat vet I can tell you war isn’t really that exciting for a vast majority of the time.

  5. Hadrian999 | Jun 21, 2010 at 8:28 am |

    as a front line combat vet I can tell you war isn't really that exciting for a vast majority of the time.

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