A couple of Thursdays ago I went to the Little Red Hen to meet Danielle, and bumped into our friend Katie. She had a box of holiday cards for the troops and needed folks to write personal messages. Danielle was already sitting at the bar and had a couple of cards; I took three for myself.
Now, I have had a few conversations with Katie and, although I don't know her well, I would cautiously label her something of a liberal, or at least liberal-minded. Danielle I know very well - she is very liberal. I am still learning about myself, but I am clearly very liberal - and then maybe even slightly more than that.
At any rate, at the end of the night all the cards didn't get signed, and Danielle volunteered that we would take half of the remaining stack home with us and finish them up over the weekend - 25 cards or so - and I would run them back over to Katie at the Hen Sunday night. This we did.
I don't bring this up to say, "Hey, look at me!" I bring it up for this reason: when Katie asked me if I would write notes in some of these cards, my first thought was, "Of course - these people are in a foreign country, far from their homes and families during the holiday season, why wouldn't I make some sort of gesture, however slight, to let them know they haven't been forgotten." I wished each of them well, I thanked each for his or her service.
So, that's three liberals personalizing holiday cards for the troops in one bar in Seattle. Likely there were groups of people across the country doing this same thing; possibly other liberals were involved; possibly you were involved yourself. But you've heard that mantra from the Right - "Liberals don't support the troops!" Bullshit, not true. Liberals, in general, support the troops and want them all to come home safely. Hell, we want everyone to come home safely. It's the war we don't support. Two different things.