support our troops

"support our troops" is a completely meaningless phrase. what does it mean? support our troops when they do what? at all times? which troops? all of them? what about that soldier that shot at other soldiers in texas not too long ago? and how should we support them? it's a stupid phrase that doesnt mean anything.
I have old friends who are still in the military. i "support" them the same as i would any other friend. i certainly wouldnt support any of my friends going and killing civilians and then laughing about it. and this is exactly why i claim not to support our troops.
besides, i bet most of the folks in the military are jerks anyway. they were jerks before signing up, and they're most likely still jerks. it never makes sense to me why the few people who i know and respect are still in the military....

anyway, wikileaks just put out a video of US military killing a couple Routers reporters along with about a dozen others. from the NY Times:
a group of people milling around on a street...The pilots believe them to be insurgents, and mistake Mr. Noor-Eldeen’s camera for a weapon. They aim and fire at the group, then revel in their kills.

“Look at those dead bastards,” one pilot says. “Nice,” the other responds.

A wounded man can be seen crawling and the pilots impatiently hope that he will try to fire at them so that under the rules of engagement they can shoot him again. “All you gotta do is pick up a weapon,” one pilot says.

A short time later a van arrives to pick up the wounded and the pilots open fire on it, wounding two children inside. “Well, it’s their fault for bringing their kids into a battle,” one pilot says.

At another point, an American armored vehicle arrives and appears to roll over one of the dead. “I think they just drove over a body,” one of the pilots says, chuckling a little.

how the hell can you say you support these sadistic jerks in any way? they're having so much fun killing people, it's as if they were playing a video game.

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