The Common Good

Just Bring Them Home

George Masters, combat veteran and freelance writer, writes of driving behind a car with two 'Support Our Troops' ribbons. In his head, he responds:

I’m driving angry. I want to tell the guy in front of me: You want to support the troops? Get them the hell out of the line of fire. Or, if you think this war is so necessary, get over there yourself. If you’re too old, pull your kids or grandkids out of college and send them.

I’m driving sad. You want to support our troops? Give the man some space when he gets home. Give the woman a jo

After a vivid and harrowing description of his 1968 combat tour in Vietnam, he ends:

You want to do something for our troops? Bring them home.