Thursday, November 16, 2006

"The Democrats do not support the troops"

Sometimes, watching C-Span's "Washington Journal" can be a real pain. I just learned that 75% of the media is liberal (and apparently, all on wildly extended vacations) and that "The Democrats do not support the troops."

The very term "support the troops" disturbs me. "Support the troops" is like "quality time" or "trouble communicating." These phrases do not mean a damned thing, but people love to say them. Apparently, much of the right wing's idea of supporting the troops is to stick ribbons and bumper stickers on their cars, call in to talk shows to show how they "suppport" U.S. troops, and avoid military service.

If you support our troops, then how can you let them be sent to die in a meaningless, useless war?

If you support our troops, how much time are you spending nagging Congress about the troops' lack of body armor and appropriate vehicles?

If you support our troops, why aren't you calling in to talk shows to discuss your outrage that the Bush administration has consistently cut benefits for soldiers and their families?

If you support our troops, what have you been doing for the last several decades, about the hellholes that pass as military hospitals?

If you support our troops, why aren't we hearing about your anger over veteran homelessness?

If you support our troops, how much time have you spent trying to expose the lie that they do not return with war-related diseases that disable and kill them?

If you support our troops and you are relatively young and healthy, then why the hell aren't you in Iraq or Afghanistan?

1 Comments:

I supported a troop for 21 years, was turned down for jobs because I was married to a troop, and nothing gets my goat quicker than being accuse of not supporting the troops because I dare to vote for people who would bring them home from this hopeless war.

By Blogger KathyF, at 1:13 PM  

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