Jfielek, over at Quibbles and Bits, plays to win:
Supporting the troops is akin to supporting a sports team. You want them to have the best gear for the job. You want them to have the best talent. You want them to have the best facilities possible, and the best training.
Like supporting a sports team, supporting the troops also mean you want them to accomplish their mission -- whether that mission is winning the Superbowl, winning the Gold Medal, or creating a free and democratic Iraq.
You can disagree with the mission, just like you can disagree with the selection at quarterback. But once the troops undertake that mission, you should want them to succeed, even if you don't like the decisions that got them there.
I went through this while our troops were in Bosnia and Somalia -- I didn't agree with the missions at the time, but I support the troops. So I put aside my disagreement with the political process that resulted in our troops being placed in harm's way, and said a prayer for them, and for victory -- our victory.
I didn't want to see the good men and women of the United States Military put into those situations, but once there, I wanted them to come home as heroes, with their missions accomplished.
The same applies now. If you support the troops, you must support them in the cause of victory. Anything else is pulling the rug from beneath their feet.
So where, you're asking, is the Dalla Cowboy reference?
Go now gentle reader and read the rest of the story.
By the way. That will likely be the last reference you'll see on this site to Cowboys, unless I'm reporting on the news that they were defeated by my beloved Redskins this year.
Oh, and tip of the fedora to Matt over at BlackFive for the piece.