This piece, published by Jeff Jacoby on the February 18th in the Boston Globe, addresses one of what I consider the most annoying trends emerging in today’s politically correct society — the dreaded “I support the troops, but I don’t support the war!” statement.
Is this truth, hyperbole, newspeak, or worse?
Either way, it’s an interesting read, and I recommend it.
I don’t know how long this link will stay alive; I’m not sure how many back issues the Globe keeps online (at least before making you pay for it). If it disappears, I may put the article up in full (the version that Jeff sends out in email to his mailing list — which you can subscribe to at http://www.JeffJacoby.com — contains many detailed and well-thought out hyperlinks, which makes the article that much more thoughtful) or I may try to link to a stable version of it.