"Supporting" the soldier necessarily means sharing his desire for victory. From this perspective, there is an inherent contradiction in claiming to "support" the soldier while taking actions that undercut his efforts.
Decisive findings on DADT will likely mean nothing to those opposed to lifting the ban on gays in the military, including John McCain, who is now serving out his twilight years as the nation's elder, bitter, not quite statesman.
On this 4th of July weekend, with General Petraeus taking command in Afghanistan, what would Thomas Jefferson do? Would he see the massive military and nation building mission in Afghanistan as a wise and necessary course of action?
We should hardly be surprised that the number of people participating in marathons and half marathons has contributed to record growth at a time when the global economy continues to struggle and jobs are still scarce.