Hats off to Woman Honor Thyself for this photo.
The picture says it all, but of course some commentary is needed.
The sentiment is correct, and until the American people are invested in this war more than in national spending via Congress, and having “sympathy” for the troops and the families of those who have died or are in harm’s way, this war will never be seen as worth the cost.
The shared defense of this nation is a responsibility of the people, and not just 1% of the population, which is currently the percentage of those serving in the Armed Forces. As a veteran, I went in because I wanted to do so, but this war has shown one true thing, major thinking needs to be considered about the efficacy of having an all volunteer Armed Service. There simply may not be enough boots on the ground.
Until this war is nationally shared in sentiment more than having a yellow ribbon on a gas guzzling SUV or minivan the “Support of our Troops” is a euphemism and it is wearing thin. A more realistic bumper sticker from many would be “Support War Profiteering”.