War critics not just against war, but against troops
Friday, August 4, 2006 1:19 AM EDT


What MDJ letter-writer Jean Durham and most of the Democrats in this nation, with the possible exceptions of U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman (Conn.) and Sen. Zell Miller, do not understand is when they keep calling our troop’s Iraq mission meaningless, they keep harping on the hopelessness of the situation in Iraq, they are not just against the war, but are against our troops.

Each day in Iraq, our soldiers suit up and head out into the uncertainness of a day that they may not see the end of. They sweat, they are sunburned and they are all lonely for friends, parents, spouses and children. Each time they hear a Democratic leader decry their mission, each time a “talking head” talks about the waste of time and each time someone safely away from the fighting writes about the failure in Iraq in a letter to the editor, they hear how their suffering is meaningless.

How can one possibly put that spirit of doubt and hopelessness in our troops and still be “for” them?
Jason M. Shepherd


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