It’s unfortunate that the media has created the impression that a lot of Americans have no respect for the military.
It’s not the case. It just isn’t the case.
It’s just that those who are out there trumpeting their dislike or disrespect for the military happened to have their voices amplified by a sympathetic media.
Then, when you have elected Democrats saying what Dick Durbin said about prison guards at Abu Ghraib and Club Gitmo, when you have John Kerry referring to US troops in Afghanistan, engaging in terrorism, storming into the homes of Iraqi citizens at night, when you have Murtha, before questioning the evidence, even waiting for the evidence to be presented and judged, concluding that we have murderers, and then he couches it with “they’re overworked; there’s not enough of them over there; there’s too much pressure on them, being driven nuts, they’re murderers,” and this has to affect them.
And, of course, the impression is that that represents a majority of thinking in this country.
It doesn’t, and if it did, we wouldn’t be there.
If all of these things, all these polls, people want us out of Iraq, if they were really accurate, then the Democrats would have the political guts to go ahead and vote to de-fund it.
The reason they don’t is because they know that the majority of the American people do not want to lose; do not want to demoralize the American military; do not want them to come home after waving a white flag.