Can we talk about "supporting the troops"?
Arthur explains why he doesn't support the troops.
Before you vilify him for having a forbidden opinion (and for failing to request permission to speak freely), read the whole, thought-provoking piece.
We'd have a better world if we didn't treat certain topics or people as sacred. The troops are not sacred, they are people. When we objectify them with this hushed, unquestioned "support," we ensure that those in power can misuse and abuse them.
Maybe we need some new bumper stickers: "I hope our troops aren't sent to kill and die for bad reasons" or "I empathize with our troops. They're only human." or "War is Hell. Why are you telling our troops to go there?"