How to approach the troops?

Steven McGraw stmcgraw at vt.edu
Sun Mar 30 18:10:02 MST 2003


>
>In addition, they are by and large not able to separate military policy
>from the military itself, nor military as an institution from the
>troops, nor indeed either of those from individuals in the military.
>Thus condemnation of the war = condemnation of the military =
>condemnation of husband Billy/cousin Jose/daughter Amanda/et al.
>Therein lies the strength of appeals to "support the troops".
>

Skim the LBO archives if you want to see proof that marxist, antiwar and
other "left" types routinely make precisely this error.  Therein, too, lies
the strength of appeals to "support our troops."




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