Anne and I were discussing whether it was possible to protest the war without demoralizing the troops. Can you separate condeming the action itself without condemning the actors? Wil has a piece (written by a friend who is a vet) which I think explains it very well: A time for love, a time for hate.

I could say a lot more about this, but to my mind, you can protest the war, and at the same time, hang a yellow ribbon in the hope that the troops come home safely. Hoping for our folks to come home safe isn’t at all pro-war, to my mind. Writing a letter saying, “Hey, hope you guys are doing okay” doesn’t imply you hope anyone else (like the Iraqis) are being blown to smithereens.