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 ignores reality, especially when that reality dictates that institution deserves no more honor, or support, than the dishonorable mission it is fighting."

For more of the Gadfly's argument, go to "Political Beat".

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