patrick md wrote:I don't have any problem with people supporting the troups or wanting to show their support. Sadly, they are going about it completely the wrong way. I'm sure a lot of democrats have these magnets as well as republicans.
I'm sure they do as well. I honestly think that there is a less tacky way of showing one's support.
patrick md wrote:The bigger problem I have is that the money made from the sale of these most likely goes into the pocket of some fat cat businessman, and not to the soldiers who might loose their jobs because they've been away to long and come home to nothing.
Will this be as bad as Vietnam? I'm afraid it will be worse.
patrick md wrote:I think the war is unjust. I'm anti-war. I think the soldiers in the prision scandal should be severly punished.
War can be justified if something along the lines of World War 2 happened again. Those guilty of said scandal should be punished beyond all belief.
patrick md wrote:But at the same time, I'm sure there are a lot of good people who just want to come home and have this all done with.
There always are good people who join the military because they love our country and not in that horrible redneck "let's kill all them towel-heads" way.
patrick md wrote:If people want to show their support, they should make their own ribbon, or show their support in a way that doesn't put money into some assholes pocket who is profiting off the war.
Exactly! They should get their kids to do this for them in art class so at least it is done with good intention.
patrick md wrote:And I think what I mean by "support the troops" as well as many other anti-war folks is to bring people back safely without any more people getting killed. I'm sure to a lot of right wingers "support the troops" means winning the "war on terror."
people who have these magnets are of the right winger mentality.