Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Support Our Troops

Over at The Huffington Post, Bill Maher asks "If we all do 'support the troops', how come there has not been a demonstration, a march on Washington to DEMAND that they get the armor they've (needed) for so long?"

It's like this, Bill. If we march on Washington and demand the troops get the armor they've needed for so long, we'll send a signal to the insurgent terrorists that they're winning because we're not supporting the policies of our leaders who haven't gotten our troops the armor they've needed for so long.

This would motivate the insurgents to commit more acts of terror against our troops, who are still vulnerable to terror attacks because they still don't have the armor they've needed for so long.

Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Myers, and the rest of our leaders who haven't given the troops the armor they've needed for so long would rightly accuse us of "costing lives" of unarmored troops who died in terrorist attacks that we incited by demanding the troops get the armor they've needed for so long. Our actions would be labeled as irresponsible, unpatriotic, and downright treasonous.

That would ruin the morale of our troops, depressing them to such an extent that they wouldn't bother to use what armor they do have, which would make them even more vulnerable to terror attacks whether they have the armor they've needed for so long or not.

So you see, Bill, the best thing we can all do to support the troops is to do nothing at all to support them.

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Dubya quote of the day:

"I don't worry about anything here in Washington D.C."

What, him worry?

JLH

5 comments:

  1. That circular post made my head hurt! heh.

    No doubt you're making fans across the blogesphere. U GO!

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  2. Anonymous10:48 PM

    I read your comment at huffington post and I just had to follow up on it as it makes no sense. Why would the insurgents think they are winning because our troops don't have armor? There is no correlation. You could even draw the conclusion that the insurgents would be bummed out that they were being beaten by a bunch of troops with no armor. I read your bio, and you have obviously had to have done alot of thinking, why allow that to stop. The troops aren't going to kill themselves if they know that the american people are standing up for them. Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Myers would be insane to blame us on inciting the insurgents by asking for more armor, they created the insurgency. It is boggling how protesting to get troops more armor so they can survive in a war could ever be construed as a treasonous act but you have come up with the least possible scenario. I think its time for you to take a long introspective look at how much trust you put into your government.

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  3. Anonymous10:49 PM

    and its peter30062-blog@yahoo.com I did not mean to be anonymous.

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  5. Cap--

    My head hurts after watching that Rose Garden news conference. Talk about circular!

    Peter--

    Thanks for stopping by and posting. Looks like I didn't wink enough with this post. My gist is that anything done in protest of the administration and its policies will be spun as lack of support for the troops. The real shame is that this issue has gone off the radar and the mainstream press is afraid to bring it back up lest they be accused of "bias."

    As to the sanity of Bush, Cheney, Rummy, Myers and the rest of them...well, I don't think there's a thimbleful of sanity in the bunch.

    Stop by again.

    Jeff

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