02 August 2007

Support our troops ... we have a choice?

There seems to be a lot of noise these days about supporting our troops, whatever that means exactly. Even bumper stickers have crept into the debate. Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach in his wisdom is allowing "support our troops" decals on provincial government vehicles after lobbying by Alberta sheriffs. Applying these decals on public vehicles has also been an issue in the city councils of Toronto and Calgary.

I wasn't aware we had a choice about supporting our troops. Everyone who pays their taxes supports them, and our teachers, and our police officers, and our garbage collectors, and all the rest of our civil servants. I may support our troops with some reluctance, never having been a great admirer of the killing professions, but support them I must.

No word yet if Premier Ed will allow "support our postal workers" decals on public vehicles.

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