Support the Troops: Bring Them Home

Viewpoint: Congressional opponents of the surge are supporting our troops in the best possible way, says Michael Kinsley: trying to get them home to safety

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Members of the First Cavalry Division prepare to search a house February 16, 2007 in Baghdad, Iraq.

The resolution passed by the House of Representatives on Feb. 16, expressing disapproval of President Bush's "surge" of additional troops for the war in Iraq, is only 69 words long, and the disapproval itself takes only 27 words. It's point two. Point one, a loquacious 32 words, is an expression of approval for the troops. Not just for the troops who are currently serving, but also for those who "have served bravely and honorably" in Iraq in the past.

It appears that any expression of disapproval for the war in Iraq has to be accompanied,...

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