This Is What They Call “Supporting The Troops”?

Ken AshfordIraqLeave a Comment

Support20our20troops20yellow20ribbon20phWith talk about putting a "surge" of troops in Iraq, the inevitable question arises: <i>What</i> troops?  We’re extended as far as we can go.

The answer, it seems, is simple:  We don’t add more troops; we just extend the rotation of troops already there, don’t allow any breaks, and bring in their replacements early.

There are tens of thousands of families across the country who won’t have Mommy or Daddy home for Christmas.  Now, it seems, they won’t be home next Christmas either (and for some, no Christmas ever).

How can right-wingers claim to support the troops, and still advocate draconian military policies like this?  It boggles the mind.