Can you support the troops and be against the War?Submitted by SyntheticSolutions on Wed, 01/23/2008 - 16:48
Folks, I know the obvious answer to this is a resounding yes. But I wanted to get your feedback. A potential Ron Paul Vote depends upon it. See email I got when I said to an on the fencer who has a nephew in Iraq that I admire his nephew but am against the war.
Please help with your feedback.
I do sort of have a problem with people who say they support troops, but not the
war. Sort of confusing to me. Like cheering for the Redskins but hating football?
If I was a soldier the saying of - "I support you", would mean you must support
what I am doing, how I am doing it, the reason I am doing it, and you'd want me to
meet my objectives. So I really do not understand how one can support the troops
but not the war. Both are very popular "supporting the team but not the sport".
But it is really confusing to me. Please explain.
Do you support what they are doing in Iraq and the reasons they are doing it? Many
(and I don't know about you on this so I'll leave you out), but many do not support
how they are doing it, and ceratinly do not want them to succeed at thier objectives
and downplay successes and overhype failures for political gain. While at the same
time saying "support the troops"", what kind of support is that?