jeffsoesbe (jeffsoesbe) wrote,
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so, where's the hidden agenda?

I ran an errand after lunch today and saw a truck in the work parking lot with a bumper sticker that gave me pause. The sticker was:

GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS ...
ESPECIALLY THE SNIPERS!

Hm, I thought, makes a lot of sense. If you're in a battlefield, I would think snipers would be strategic. Especially if it's in-city guerrilla warfare and you're not always sure where the enemy is. Or you need to get into a region and sending in a lot of troops won't work. Or you might be pinned down by someone shooting from a large building with lots of windows. In any of these, snipers could be very useful.

But the style of the bumper sticker makes me think there's something more there, some sort of hidden agenda. All-caps, ellipsis, exclamation point, the word "especially".

It could be that this is someone with an affinity for snipers. Perhaps they, or their family members or friends, were or are snipers. Or they just think snipers are great, much like the people who proclaim their love of Corgis on a bumper sticker ("I <3 MY SNIPERS!" ???)

Or is there another agenda, some form of anti-liberal, anti-peacenik, anti-whatever (anti-Obama?) sentiment being expressed? If there is then, for the life of me, I'm not sure what it is.

Anyone have any thoughts or enlightenment?
Tags: confusion, war
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