I don't think I support the ones that are carrying out missions I'm against. I realize that is a fairly unpopular viewpoint, but it's the way I feel. How can I support people who willingly join a military that does things I'm against? We invaded Iraq, and people willingly went and fought there. If people were already in the military, they could have refused duty, as some have done in the past. Besides Iraq, there are of course other examples of the American military doing horrible things in the past, but I am using a recent example. One older example I suppose, would be the troops who willingly carried out the Balangiga massacre in the Philippines. Anyways, I just don't see how I could say, or how anyone really can say, "I support the troops, but not their mission." Even though the troops are willingly carrying out that mission. The military expects obedience, and that is given by the vast majority of soldiers in the US military it would seem. As one article puts it, talking about the military (Note that this is just an excerpt from the article, as the entire thing is fairly long).