This is not freaking optional, people.
Take an hour out of your life, check out this site, figure out how you can help our troops in Iraq and help make a difference. I was moved by the story of the soldier who gave a beanie baby to a child in Iraq and she later pointed to the soldiers a roadside bomb.
But this isn't about saving their lives, it's about making their lives in Iraq just a little bit better.
Get to it.