What does "Supporting the Troops" mean?

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    What does "Supporting the Troops" mean to those who constantly accuse others of not supporting the troops? It means this...

    "Shut up, don't ask questions,
    do nothing to stop the madness,
    and sit by and watch thousands of them die?" ​


    ...that is what you're supposed to do, when supporting a troop.

    Anyone who's ever accused someone of not supporting the troops, that is what they're expecting you to do. That is what "Supporting the Troops" means. Putting them in harms way over bullshit lies and in situations that have nothing to do with defending the nation, is how you demonstrate your support and gratitude for their service to this country.
     
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    Put down the bong, stop jacking off to your Ron Paul poster, and go to bed, Sparky.
     
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    Unless you have control over their deployment there is nothing much you can do but support the troops as soldiers simply fulfilling their chosen and sworn duty to country and oppose those who put them there by voting against them at the next election if you so choose.
     
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    The phrase, "Support The Troops," is a duplicitous gimmick floated by the right-wing propaganda machine to delude the impressionable public into supporting what in fact is the misuse of our troops in such criminally aggressive adventures as the invasion and occupation of Iraq and the wholly unnecessary debacle in Afghanistan. Anyone who truly supports our troops should be petitioning government to withdraw them from the Middle East.
     
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    "Support the Troops" is a meaningless cliche or political slogan. The left hates the Troops when a republican is in office but "supports the Troops" when a democrat is in office.
     
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    Support the troops means support the current political agenda, albeit Hitler or GW Bush. Hitler invaded you name it...Bush invaded Iraq. Both used this same mind numbing support the troops group think propaganda for their own ends. I DO support the troops, not the political nonsense using them as cannon fodder.
     
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    ^^^^^ Why early parole is such a bad idea.
     
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    freedombecki Let's go swimmin'! Supporting Member

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    I fully support the U.S. Troops and thank them for their valor in serving this nation. I pray that God cares for them, and until they are home again, holds them in the palm of his loving hands. :)

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    "Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference". "Marines don't have that problem".....Ronald Reagan.
     
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    Well what do you know? Reagan was wrong about even more stuff.
     

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