Support the Troops, But Not the War?

How often have we heard this from the left? Besides being impossible to do, it is nothing more than their latest “feel good” attempts to hide their guilt over how they treated us Viet Nam Vets as we returned stateside long ago.


We have had Democrat Senators say our troops are the problem in Iraq. Soldiers on leave or recuperating after wounds have been attacked and reports are played down in our media. Yes, they are just a few so far, but for how much longer?


Recently, a recuperating Soldier in Walter Reed received a card saying they hoped he would die.


Yesterday, 4 December 2005, Senator John Kerry was on the CBS program, Face the Nation. While being interviewed, he stated, You’ve got to begin to transfer authority to the Iraqis. And there is no reason, Bob, that young American soldiers need to be going into the homes of Iraqis in the dead of night, terrorizing kids and children, you know, women, breaking sort of the customs of the–of–the historical customs, religious customs.”


By implication alone, he has accused our troops of “terrorizing” Iraqis “in the dead of night.”


Add to this Ted Rall’s political cartoon of 26 November 2005 on the Love Life of Returning Iraqi War Veterans. Although it appears on a Seattle Post Intellegencier Website, I give the editor credit for not publishing it in the paper, as I originally thought they had.  The cartoon may be witnessed at If you have the stomach for it.


Even if I disagree with the left, I support their rights of dissent. I don’t like it when they bash Bush, but that is Politics and their right. But, when they start attacking and accusing the troops once again of heinous crimes and actions and turn public opinion against the troops themselves and returning troops once again get spit upon or denigrated for their sacrifice, you are over the line. That is no longer Freedom of Speech but has become rude, mean-spirited and treasonous, in my opinion. The effort seems to be to demoralize our troops while they are in Harms Way, which will make more be killed.


Woe be upon any protestor that I witness mistreating any member of our Services. I may be aging, but I’m not too old to firmly plant my size 9 boot up their asses!


2 Responses to “Support the Troops, But Not the War?”

  1. Pat Says:

    Let me add my size 13 to your size 9. 🙂

  2. LEW Says:

    Any other sizes ready to join in? We can\’t alow this to happen to our Military people again:-)

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