support the troops?
now today the radical islam-hating right has their poster child in "pastor" terry jones, who is adamant to burn copies of the quran/koran/q'ran on the anniversary of 300 muslim's death on the world trade center towers alongside the 2700 other innocents at the hands of "religious" zealots who are anything but religious in their actions, nor any more representative of any particular faith than the pedophile priests continuing to be excused and coddled by the vatican, or, say, a nut-job "pastor" who believes that insulting someone else's religion is any way to get them to understand or respect yours...
general petraeus, for his part, wrote his note to the AP and suggested such would "undoubtedly be used by extremists in afghanistan--and around the world--to inflame public opinion and incite violence", but, i guess, general petraeus now joins the ranks of those of us who "do not support our troops", since he's going soft on al qaeda himself with that sort of appeasement rhetoric.
let's get it out in the open--some people here believe we should be at war with the most populous religion on the planet, and they'll stop at nothing until every last billion of them are drawn into the fight, because, i guess, it just isn't challenging enough to battle a few hundred supreme wack jobs all by themselves without giving them the aid and comfort of a billion backers.
myself, i'm satisfied with going after the actual criminals and leaving the practice of religion to everyone in their own way, just like my constitution was fought and died for to ensure. the romans tried to eradicate christianity, and it became the state religion. i can't imagine these nut-job book burners really want to test the hypothesis that history has a funny way of repeating itself should people fail to learn from it.
where is the treason tribunal when there ought to be one? if this burning isn't the "aid" part of "aid and comfort", i don't know what possibly could be.