Surely you've seen the response to your recent editorial from a real, live (at least, so far) soldier in Iraq:
So, I get this article referred to me by my cousin, a student at CSU.
Speaking for myself, I don't feel all that well supported by Mr. Chapman. There aren't enough of us here to do all the missions we need to do to keep from losing this thing. You'll notice I didn't say 'win
this thing.' Seventeen years of military experience tells me that we cannot win in Iraq in any way that Americans are used to thinking of the term 'winning.' I was against this war from the beginning because it was a stupid, pointless mission that had no legal or moral justification.
So, to those who say that a person cannot support the troops without supporting the President and the mission, I say, '(forget) you'. I do it every day of my life.
And on a personal note to Mr. Chapman – please join up. We're very short handed right now, and I'd prefer you took my place on the next Iraq rotation since you believe in it and I don't. Otherwise, shut your pie-hole.
Staff Sergeant, Army National Guard