I’ve been reading a lot of interesting opinion pieces over the past week that have stated the following: “I support the troops” is nothing more than code by the Left for “I am anti-war.”
And, further, those who truly support the troops aren’t using those code words anymore because it has become so obvious that using the phrase is a lie.
I wanted to open this topic up for discussion mainly because everytime I see our American heroes on TV from Iraq…. they are always saying how important the mission is to them, and how (while they may miss home) they do believe that they are doing good things in Iraq and stopping terrorists from coming to the USA. That is a far cry from the images I recall from Vietnam where blank-stared soldiers seemed to have no idea what they were doing.
By and large, our troops support their mission in Iraq. In my mind, the only way to truly support the troops is not to say it, but to join them in supporting the mission.