Helping the Men and Women in Iraq

Here’s a great idea via The Liquid List:

It turns out that soldiers are writing to their families from Iraq asking for toothpaste, shampoo, and other basic needs that the military makes them buy. Yes, makes them buy. Why, you may ask, isn’t the military providing this stuff for free? That’s a damn good question, and should be directed to Don Rumsfeld, pronto. But while we await his answer, we can send necessities from Operation USO Care Package.

Along with the package, OUSOCP allows you to include a personal note to a soldier. Atrios commenter Spocko offered this example: “This package brought to you by a liberal democrat who loves America and disagrees with the policies that got you there, but cares about your health and safety.” I think it’s a perfect message.

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