Supporting the Troops is Supporting the War

This post was written by marc on July 16, 2005
Posted Under: Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

It seems to be politically correct these days to say that we should support the troops even if we don’t support the war. But I really don’t see the difference. If the war itself is a fraud and we are in the wrong fighting it then supporting the troops is supporting the war. I have a hard time grasping the idea that if your cause is immoral that we should support the individuals who are participating in the immoral cause. I think that sends the wrong message and it helps to perpetuate the immoral act.

This war is a lie. We are on the wrong side of history and the first step in fixing it to to at least be honest with ourselves about the reality of what we are doing. We now know that the Iraq war was based on lies. We know that our efforts there increases terrorism. We know that this war makes us weaker and the enemies of freedom stronger. Those who are fighting this war are fighting and dying for a shameful cause and to honor that is to lie to them that what they are doing is honorable when it is not. There is nothing that is in any way noble about fighting and dieing for a cause that is a fraud. It is wrong of us to perpetuate that lie because it is used to sucker more of our children to join and participate in this evil cause.

Supporting the troops starts with first being honest about where we are and how we got here. Then we need a plan to fix it and bring our fighting forces home. The Free People of America have two enemies who are trying to undermine what America stands for. The terrorists and our own government are both the enemies of freedom. We best serve America by embracing reality and reclaiming our position as the good guys so that we can fight the terrorists rather than empower them as we are doing now. The downfall of America will only stop when we give up living the lie.

Reader Comments

You dont support the troops and by therefore, support the war. You support the troops because theyre there to fight a war they had no say in. They take their orders and do as theyre told. When they signed up for service, they were signing up to defend America, not to occupy other countries for oil. I support the troops just like people supported the troops in Vietnam, which was also a fraud. They were there against their will, they have no say as to where they are deployed and what type of war they fight. Of course there are some troops who do fucked up things, but I still support the troops, they sacrficing themselves for no reason that is beneficial to us, they just dont know it or cant do anything about it.

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Written By Chris on July 17th, 2005 @ 1:38 pm

The only real freedom is that of personal responsibility. When human beings sign up to be part of armed services, they are abdicating their own moral responsibility, and allowing others to make those hoices for them. In reality the others are not making the choices for them because ultimately it is every single human being’s choice to take the actions that they take. It is no excuse to say a soldier is only following orders; they are deciding to follow those orders, knowing full well what the consequences are. If everybody took full responsibility for their own actions, there would be more honesty and hopefully less deceit and death.

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Written By Mason on July 30th, 2005 @ 8:19 am

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