Troops Tired of Hearing “I support the troops but not the war” Speak Out
January 30, 2007
Matt over at Blackfive posted about a link to a video that was shown on NBC, under the thread “Support The Troops? Then Support Us All The Way!” about how people saying that they “support the troops, but not the war” affects them and their morale. This video says it all, right from the mouths of the troops themselves. I’ve said all along that I don’t understand how someone thinks by saying this that they’re showing support for the troops. It’s obvious that the troops themselves feel the same way. I’ll include the link to the video here as well.
QandO and NBC
I fully agree with what these soldiers are saying. It’s not enough to just say “I Support The Troops” or to put a magnet on the bumper of your car that says “Support The Troops”. We need to SHOW these men and women that we’re behind them 100%, with our ACTIONS, not just our words. I can imagine how demoralizing it is to these men and women, to take a break from the fight, turn on the television to watch some news for that “little piece of home” and to see something splashed across the television screen about the war protest in Washington DC over the weekend. How seeing something like that would make them feel that America has forgotten them and doesn’t give a damn about them and the job they’re doing. In their position, I’d probably feel the same way.
My challenge to everyone, those who support the war and even those say that they support the troops but not the war, is this:
Get involved in one of the many troop support organizations out there, which you can find at America Supports You. Write to the troops and show them your support. Send them care packages. Visit the wounded troops at Walter Reed, Brooke Army Medical Center, Bethesda and VA hospitals across the country. When you see a soldier, go up to him or her, shake their hand and tell them Thank You for your sacrifices. REALLY show them that you care, by your actions, not just your words. That’s my challenge to EACH and EVERY one of you. In other words, let’s put our money where our mouth is!