1) People like the Rand family will say things like they support the civil rights acts, but not parts of the acts. This to me seems like saying, you support the US Constitution but not the Bill of Rights. 2) On the other end you have people like daveman, the girlyman/boy soldier @ USMB saying, one cannot say they support the troops, but not the mission. --- 1) Most things are compromises. I say compromises are successfully attained only when all sides agree to support the final result -- no ifs and or buts. 2) The problem with the second part of the above is not recognizing that support of the troops is not a compromise decision, but the mission can be and often is undertaken without a compromise. One man can define the mission after hopefully weighing all options. The mission can be won or lost. The support of the troops is not tied to the mission.