I firmly believe that as
"Being anti-war and pro-soldier is like thinking about war on a tactical level versus a strategic level. On the level of individual soldiers and units it is impossible for me not to respect people that have sacrificed so much. Anyone who has a problem with troops on this level is stupid. But it is very wrong to expect people to support things on a strategic level. So if I were to say something like “but I respect the military for the job they’re doing” what I'm actually saying is that I support the battle but I am against the strategic decisions and policy that have led to it. The troops have no more to do with the strategic and policy decisions than I do. Pro-war right-wingers love to link support for the troops with support for the war because it kills debate. It is possible to be critical of strategy but love the troops."
This statement from Jake makes complete sense. Hell, I've questioned every government move in my life... Why are we going through with NAFTA? (It will kill American foresters)... But just because I question the government doesn't mean I hate a secretary at the FDA. I appreciate the way he or she can staple 55 papers per minute (PPM).
I guess you could say people from this site have opened my eyes to different viewpoints and ideas. I used to think that people who questioned the actions in