Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Support the Troops

I have long been disgusted with the rhetoric from the Right that if you're against the war, you don't support the troops. It's my contention that the only people who really support the troops are those who actively question the reasoning for this war and continue to call out the administration for their lies. Today, as Jessica Lynch and the family of Pat Tillman took the stand to expose the deliberate misrepresentation of these soldiers experiences, the administrations lies are becoming more and more public, and I find it hard to believe that there's anyone out there who's solidly for the war.

But just in case such a person's out there, the VideoVets Project allows soldiers to tell their stories, and to express their misgivings about the war and their place in it. Most speak of the confusion of their missions, the unknown and unclear enemy. Backed by MoveOn.org, the project's goal is as follows:
The administration tries to call anyone who criticizes their policy in Iraq 'anti-troop,' but the interviews below show that 'supporting the troops' does NOT mean supporting an endless war. The voices of these veterans and military families are missing from the debate in Washington. Together we can make sure they become a vital part of the national dialogue around ending the war.

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