I don't know exactly what "support the troops" means.
Its easy to espouse catch phrases like this, to put your little magnet on the back of your SUV, and talk about it.
But what does the saying mean? People who support the war say it means giving them the most efficient killing devices in history and sending them to kill Muslims. Some people think that it means praying for them. Some, like me, think that supporting the troops means not putting them in harm's way unless its absolutely necessary and there are no other recourses. Some think that supporting them means bringing them home- NOW.
By meaning everything, this phrase means nothing. Until I figure it out, I'm not going to say it, or put a magnet on the tailgate of my truck.
But if it means praying to a God (whos existence I'm unsure of) that every one of them comes home alive, and safe, back to their mothers and girlfriends and proud fathers, then I guess I do support them, in my own way. And I hope that we learn the lesson eventually, that its our job as citizens to make them fight as little as possible, and keep all of them alive.
This post was directed at no one in particular.