>by Scott Piatkowski August 17, 2006
Do you support our troops? That’s a pretty simple question, but it demands a complicated answer. Unfortunately, more often than not, those who pose it aren’t looking for much more than a straight “yes” or “no” (and they’ll likely read far more into either answer than it was meant to convey).
But, instead of having a real discussion about whether it makes sense to leave our men and women in Afghanistan to fight a battle that likely can never be won (not to mention whether this is the best use of our limited military or financial resources), we keep hearing variations on the same simple-minded “support our troops” mantra. Here are just a few examples from the mouth of Prime Minister Stephen Harper (though he is not the only guilty party):