Is the Idea of "Supporting the Troops" a Misnomer? 

Quoth the Gadfly: "it is manipulative at best, and dishonest at worst to justify a continuation of the war based on the need to 'support the troops,' and the rush to glorify the military or act like that institution is somehow sacrosanct…

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