How is it that the passage of bills providing funding for troops undermines them? Why isn't the President's unwillingness to sign the real delay? There's a mismatch there. The President doesn't want a delay, but he is delaying.I've wondered something similar. It is possible to support the military but not support the policy/action which they have been tasked to carry out. And, I would suggest that anyone who cannot handle that ambivalence needs to grapple a little longer with the relationship between the military and the president, the construction/organization of our federal government, and the notion that the world is full of contradictions and truth.
I support the military and the men and women who serve.
I do not support the current policy.
And, yet, were I called to active duty, I would fully complete my job and my mission as tasked. With no regrets. I knew what I was getting into when I raised my hand 27 years, three days ago. But I still don't have to agree.
Remember what Clausewitz said -- and, yes, I'm paraphrasing -- the use of military force is nothing more than politics by other means.
So, is it possible to "support the troops" and not support Iraq II. Most assuredly.