Sympathizing with the Troops

Patrick at Yelladog posts today about a military man he trusts implicitly who has, since voting for the Bush administration in November, completely changed his mind about them. Patrick surmises his tipping point may have been the Downing Street Memos.

It’s an interesting and sad post. I imagine the only thing worse than reading the DSMs and having them confirm all your worst fears would be reading them and having them undermine everything you believed in. My heart really goes out to the military people who trusted this administration and no longer do; it must be very hard to realize their trust was so callously betrayed.

And speaking of soldiers who have a right to be angry, check out this website, which is dedicated to letting soldiers (and their loved ones) air their grievances with Karl Rove’s assertion that liberals weren’t interested in defending this country from terrorism. My first thought when I first read his comments was I wonder what liberals currently serving in Iraq think of that. You’ll find out…not to mention what liberals who have served in other wars and during peacetime think of his trash, too.

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