Yeah, it seems like they're always "fighting for our freedom" while alive and "dying for nothing" when dead.
That's a very good way of putting it.
And it all does rather strengthen my belief that the soldier worship from the British public has nothing to do with supporting the cause, believing in a real threat to our freedom and safety, understanding the reasons for us been there, or even respect for the troops.
The way they change their oppinion of our military presence at the drop of a hat; support our troops they are heroes one minite, bring them home the brown people aren't worth it the next - tells me that for many it has always been about been seen
to support by others, as opposed to the actual support you are giving to the soldiers.
They do not take a stance and stick to it, rather whatever happens they adjust their calls accordingly. Whatever the current situation they change their meaningless outrage to form a pro-soldier argment.
Against the war, or for the war. They are heroes, they made their choice. Most people form an oppinion and stick to it, even if it puts them in the unpopular position of saying that the soldiers made their choice to join up when more bodies are been sent home.
Not for these blindly pro-soldier people. As long as everyone sees them "supporting our troops", they will say anything.