Monday, March 05, 2007

Supporting the Troops

Tom Tomorrow's cartoon for the week is a good one, highlighting the perpetual tactic of the right wing to pivot and deflect any criticism of the administration onto "the troops." So, "Bush wasted their lives by sending them to this unnecessary and catastrophic war" becomes "the troops wasted their own lives by signing up to defend their country!"

It's a sick, twisted, rhetorical trick. I hope at least a few of them have the stomach to watch the Walter Reed hearings today, not just to see the callous treatment of these people by the Bush administration, but also the horrible consequences of their pet war generally.