Well said. I would say the majority of the people I talk to here are sick of seeing friends blow up and accomplishing nothing and think it's time to get out of here. Criticizing the government for breaching it's agreement with the armed services -- to only put them in harms way when absolutely necessary -- is nothing if not patriotic. Many, many good people who wouldn't otherwise are getting out of the military as soon as possible to avoid future lengthy and dangerous deployments to this theatre and it's weakening the strength of the force meant to defend our nation...this is maybe the worst thing to come of it.
Many soldiers aren't exactly geniuses, that's just the nature of the beast, but I don't think too many misconstrue opposition to the war as opposition to them. That's assinine. If anything, especially at this point, they identify with folks that want them to come home...which I think is damn near everyone by now.
I hope in the future Americans are thought of as a warlike, vicious people, because I bet a lot of high schools would pick "Americans" as their mascot. -Jack Handy