What does it mean to "Support our troops" Lately, people have been saying "support our troops" all over the place. It seems to be the biggest buzz word, but does it have any concrete meaning? Is it hoping for their safety? Is it supporting what they are doing? Is it respecting their decision? Something else? If it's the first, then that's fine and dandy. Is it the second? Why should someone who disagrees with the war support what they are doing? People might say that they're doing their patriotic duty or what not, but bush said in his 48-hours speech that "I was just following orders" is not an acceptable excuse for the Iraqis (as established in the Nourembourg trials)...so why should it be for USAmericans? Is it the 3rd? I respect others' right to disagree with me, but that does not mean that I respect their opinions or decisions.