On today’s News Hour there was a moving segment about a mother/poet and her warrior/son, a graduate of West Point who had served two tours of duty in Iraq. The mother had opposed the Iraq war, but, after many frustrating conversations with her son, came to understand that her son felt that her opposition to the war was the same as a lack of support for him. She read two poems that had brought she and her son together.
You can listen to them here.
On a political level I always have abhorred this argument. How is it that opposing placing American troops in harm’s way is not supportive of the troops?
In any event, Happy Mothers’ Day to all the mothers out there.