Writers are right
Thanks to Gloria Masoner ("Glory Daze," Jan. 11) for telling it like it is about Bush's plans to escalate our war in Iraq.
She's right. It's unacceptable for Bush to put more young Americans in harm's way "to make up for the mistakes he admits are his own."
It's unacceptable for him to refuse to face facts, to refuse to listen to good counsel.
You support the troops by understanding what they are being asked to do, under what circumstances, and why, and by holding accountable those who give them their orders. We ARE supporting the troops when we question those who deploy them thoughtlessly or dishonestly.
And thanks to the Gazette for the editorial that day which also stressed the importance of supporting and honoring "the troops and their families during deployment, and again when the troops return home."
If we support the troops we concern ourselves about when and how (and how often) they are being used. We also watch carefully how they are treated when they come home. This administration has practiced very poorly that kind of real support of our troops, and needs to be called on it.