Thursday, November 17, 2005

How does one do this?

I was looking for Patriotic and Military ornaments for my Christmas Tree and came across this one. Can someone tell me how you support the troops if you don't support what they're doing? How are you supporting them then?

6 Comments:

At 1:05 PM , Blogger Eddie said...

That is like saying, "I support your existence but I don't support you eating."

 
At 3:08 PM , Blogger Tori said...

"I don't support you going to school...but do your homework"

 
At 3:54 PM , Blogger The Watchful One said...

So, if you see a friend frequenting a club which you think is dangerous, telling your friend that you are against him or her attending that club is tantamount to not supporting your friend? I sure as hell don't think so. In fact, I would think the opposite.

Moreover, I'm sure that there are soldiers in Iraq who think the invasion was a bad idea. Would you accuse them of not supporting their comrades?

And I know there are veterans who think the invasion of Iraq was a bad idea. Would you accuse them of not supporting the troops?

The real reason that you guys can't fathom how people can support the troops but not their mission is that you guys won't even consider the possibility that the mission was a mistake.

You guys criticise those who criticise the war not because you guys think the troops need more support, but because you guys think the president needs more support.

I happen to believe that the Iraq invasion was a mistake, but not a day goes by that I don't hope I'm wrong about it. Even though I am against US policy in Iraq, I want it to go well even if that means that I'll one day have copious amounts of egg on my face.

TWO

 
At 8:07 PM , Blogger crossingguard69 said...

Yes, however, majority of the soldiers DO believe in the war and are fighting and dying for it. Therefore, by you not believeing in the war you are disbalieving in the core reason that most of the troops are voluntarily risking their lives for. Im sure if you told a soldier who does agree with the decision to go to Iraq and has been shot at, and risked his life for it, that you didnt like the reason why he did it, but you like him as a person...Im sure hed tell you to shut the F*** up and be thankful he does believe in what he is doing.

 
At 9:40 AM , Blogger Tori said...

so, what if we found a huge stash of WMD's....would you change your mind or think we planted them?

 
At 11:16 AM , Blogger The Watchful One said...

"Yes, however, majority of the soldiers DO believe in the war and are fighting and dying for it."

The point is, you wouldn't accuse soldiers who oppose the war of not supporting the troops, so don't go accusing me of not supporting the troops simply because I dont' support the war.

Would you have accused Tom Delay of not supporting the troops when he voiced his opposition to the war in Kosovo? I doubt it.

"Im sure if you told a soldier who does agree with the decision to go to Iraq and has been shot at, and risked his life for it, that you didnt like the reason why he did it, but you like him as a person...Im sure hed tell you to shut the F*** up and be thankful he does believe in what he is doing."

So, what would you have me do? Should I pretend that I think the Iraq war is a good idea even though I don't?

"so, what if we found a huge stash of WMD's....would you change your mind or think we planted them?"

Finding WMD in Iraq wouldn't change my mind about the Iraq occupation. Before the invasion of Iraq, I, like everyone else, believed that Saddam had WMD. But you know what? Even though I thought Saddam had WMD, I knew that an invasion and occupation of Iraq was not the best way to deal with the problem.

Heck, most people agree that Kim Jong Il probably has weapons he shouldn't have, and yet I don't hear anyone calling for an invasion of North Korea. You know why? Because an invasion of NK would be disastrous.

TWO

 

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