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  •  I disagree with the jist but understand (11+ / 0-)

    Where you are coming from.

    I've worked with facilities for Drug & Alcohol rehab for troops; have family members who are military, etc.

    There are those in our society who do, in fact, "support" the troops in every meaningful way.  They are spouses waiting for a loved one, they are children hoping a mom and dad comes home.

    They are care providers in facilities around the country, and they are good people.

    I understand your meaning, a lot of people are bumper sticker slogans and nothing more, "all hat and no cattle" as they say.

    But it's too broad a brush for those who really do.

    Some questions are just more complex then a litany of complaints.

    Gandhi's Seven Sins: Wealth without work; Pleasure without conscience; Knowledge without character; Commerce without morality; Science without humanity; Worship without sacrifice; Politics without principle

    by Chris Reeves on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 08:23:09 AM PST

    •  I think it's fair to say (0+ / 0-)

      that the items in 3-6 are all about supporting the troops in concrete and specific ways.  2, arguably, though I don't know why soldiers should get special treatment in foreclosure proceedings (more than a teacher?), whereas 3-6 are all veteran specific.  Saying that people who support a certain war don't support the troops is just the inverse of what the right does -- using this as the primary example makes it harder to complain about the phrase being devoid of rhetoric in light of powerful examples of specific needs of vets.

      Difficult, difficult, lemon difficult.

      by Loge on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 10:25:04 AM PST

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