“Against the War, Support the Troops”: A Rhetorical Question on a Friday Morning

nullThis morning I was listening to a local radio host speaking with an Iraq war veteran who is now back home.

The host is a relatively vocal opponent of the war, but always “supports the troops,” and in fact thanked this soldier for “all he does to keep us safe.”

The question that came to me while I was stuck in one of Michigan’s infamous freeway destruction zones was this: If the war is a travesty based on lies, what’s he thanking the soldier for? And if the war is illegal, immoral and unnecessary, how is this soldier helping to keep us safe?

This alone highlights why those who claim to “support the troops but oppose the war” are full of more crap than a Port-o-San at an outdoor concert festival sponsored by Ex-Lax.

Author: Doug Powers

Doug Powers is a writer, editor and commentator covering news of the day from a conservative viewpoint with an occasional shot of irreverence and a chaser of snark. Townhall Media writer/editor. MichelleMalkin.com alum. Bowling novice. Long-suffering Detroit Lions fan. Contact: WriteDoug@Live.com.