I think there's some confusion here. "Supporting the troops" is the left's slogan, and was designed to square the circle of being proudly anti-war without appearing anti-military. I don't need formulations of artful dissembling. I support the mission. |The fever swamp|
(at the protests that I went to, 'Support Our Troops!' was shouted at the lefties, who would turn it into a call and response 'support our troops / bring them home')
Addendum: Also, speaking as a lefty, I always read the 'support our troops' slogan as a somewhat sleazy right wing attempt to pretend that criticism of the mission was tantamount to criticism of those charged with carrying it out.