Rightwingsparkle does a great job of adding to the smackdown of Joel Stein, the LA Times writer who said he doesn't support the troops.
I totally support the right of people to say what they feel, and to disagree on any issue. What really gets to me, and to most others serving in the military, is the outright condescension that comes with opinions like that of Joel Stein. We are not stupid. We knew what we were doing when we signed up (well, most of us did. I sometimes wonder about the kid who wore two left boots for two days straight in basic training)... At any rate, the vast majority of us serving in the military know why we are fighting. We are not "brainwashed" or "tricked", and to imply that we are is to call us ignorant. I would much rather have someone tell me that I am wrong for serving than to have them tell me that they feel sorry for me because they think I was lied to. It seems to be a trend of the anti-war crowd to patronize those who serve as if they know something we do not.
As I said, I have no problems with those who disagree. Just treat me like an adult when you do it.