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Do you think it's possible to support the troops but not the war?

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June 20, 2019 / By Breanne
Question: Tonight my pastor said that he doesn't understand how people can say they support the troops but not the war. I, personally, think the US military, and each of its members, deserves the highest respect and love we, as a nation, can give. I also think the war should end, so I don't understand why he would think those are mutually exclusive feelings: what do you think?
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Originally Answered: DEMOCRATS: How Did We Get From "Support the Troops-Bring Them Home" To 'Move Troops From Iraq to Afghanistan'?
In my view on the matter, the purpose for the military's standard of respect is you give it and sooner or later you get. You have to understand and deal with where you are on the totem pole. When you first join you are like a child. You have to show respect then too. When you earn respect you get it and just like in life it is a hard road. The military will be harder on you than your parents but they don't have 18 or more years. It is a crash course either you can do it and deal with it or you can't. Don't know if this helps but I hope so. It is all about the bigger picture.
Originally Answered: DEMOCRATS: How Did We Get From "Support the Troops-Bring Them Home" To 'Move Troops From Iraq to Afghanistan'?
I do believe that your "soldier friend" needs to do this on his own and learn. There is a reason he must write this essay. Being that it's in regards to Standards of RESPECT and Standards of BEARING, I would assume that this person had shown a lack of respect and bearing. This soon to be soldier should learn to respect the authority of the DS and just suck it up and drive on. My best advice is to tell him to keep his mouth shut, speak only when spoken to, do what the leadership tells him to do, and give a 110% at all times.

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