Saturday, June 30, 2007

Good point.

It's not the one Major General Jeffrey Schloesser, CG of the 101st Airborne Division intended, but it's a good point nonetheless...
"The last thing that you want to have happen is an Army in combat with people saying that we really question what our government is having them do."
Schloesser was commenting on a perceived lack of support for American troops at home, and he's wrong on several counts in that regard, but it's true that the last thing you want to do is to keep troops in harm's way without a broad consensus at home that the mission is identifiable, achievable and desirable. There is no such consensus about the misadventure in Iraq, and considering the cloud of dishonesty that formed the basis for the ever-shifting mission, there really never has been.

That's why the most genuine, the most American, way to support the troops is to end the war.

Hat tip to Lurch at Main and Central.

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