Saturday, February 03, 2007

Supporting The Troops

A huge amount of this argument about “but we support the troops” stems from the vagueness of the word support. We all mean something different when we use the term. There are lots of legitimate meanings for support in this context. (Nearly) everyone wants them to be fed, unharmed, and happy, and that is a sort of support. Others are much more demanding what they consider support. If you get into this argument with anyone, whether live or online, first get away from the vagueness of this one term.

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