So where are all those fascist assholes now who came down on me when I wrote that I do not "support the troops" in the knee-jerk, brownshirt fashion that is now required by the culture of compliance & the permanent state of exception in which we live? Telling "the troops" -- what a reified abstrtaction! -- to suck it up & do their duty for the empire, no doubt. Update: Predictable. Digby gets it right: The War Party has a new magnetic ribbon: Fuck the Troops. And make it yellow, for cowardice.