"Supporting the Troops"?

What support is not…

During the recent election campaign, it has been a liberal mantra that they “support the troops” while opposing the war in Iraq. Just what does supporting the troops mean — other than just a throwaway line to escape the political consequences of a long history of being anti-military?

It certainly does not mean making the slightest effort to understand the pressures and dangers of combat, so as to avoid the obscenity of sitting in peace and comfort while second-guessing at leisure some life-and-death decisions that had to be made in a split second by men 10,000 miles away…

…Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the United Nations can all talk about “the Geneva Convention.” But that agreement on the rules of war has never applied to combatants not wearing the uniform of any country that is a party to the Geneva Convention.

Yep, that about says it.

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