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.
Dubya quote of the day:
"I don't worry about anything here in Washington D.C."
What, him worry?