Comment: That's regime propoganda.

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That's regime propoganda.

It's target is as much the troops as it is the general public. The troops genuinely believed they were fighting Iraq because they believed they were involved in 9/11. So who is to blame? So, yea, you don't need to thank the troops if you are so opposed to it, but an apology from a place of love and compassion and a shoulder to cry on might be in order.