Carol Platt Liebau: So Much for Supporting the Troops

Thursday, September 27, 2007

So Much for Supporting the Troops

Robert Byrd and Tom Harkin certainly can't credibly claim to "support the troops" -- not when they condone (and engage in) behavior like this.

4 Comments:

Blogger Chepe Noyon said...

Ah, reality obtrudes so cruelly upon those who would impose their fantasies upon the real world. In this case, the piece being linked to has nothing whatever to do with supporting the troops. It is about the performance of Mr. Byrd, Senator from West Virginia, who treated some Administration witnesses to verbal abuse, doing a lot of speechifying instead of taking their testimony.

If we really want to support the troops, the best way to do so would be to bring them home so that they no longer have to die in a futile effort to to achieve the impossible. There's a huge difference between "Support the troops!" and "Support the war!"

2:52 PM  
Blogger Cliff said...

Chepe Noyon, you said, "If we really want to support the troops, the best way to do so would be to bring them home..."

I need to ask, what is the purpose of the military if they never are to engage in combat, with the possibility that they might be put in harm's way? Isn't that their mission, especially in our all volunteer army?

11:45 PM  
Blogger Cliff said...

Chepe Noyon, Don't forget that almost all of the soldiers (and any who don't support this effort should not have reenlisted,) support our war on terrorism and say that they want to stay until their work is complete. Also they will tell you that we are winning against the terrorists and they take issue with those who say, "Bring them home so that they no longer have to die in a futile effort to achieve the impossible." They take strong exception with the idea that their ability and training is
inadequate. We have the finest and best trained military in the world, next to the Israeli military!

8:12 AM  
Blogger Dr.D said...

It is absurd for any senator, and for Byrd in particular who has certainly be around long enough to know better, to treat witnesses before the committee in this manner. These witnesses were not there because they wanted to come, and there was no reason to think that by haranguing them personally he was expressing himself to the US military as a whole. It was simply an exercise of childish spite. On the other hand, that, that is just about par for the clowns that are our elected representatives in Congress these days. We seem to have no one left in Congress that is there to seriously mind the business of the country; they are all there to carry on like children and enjoy their own power and ego.

8:29 PM  

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