Showing our support for our soldiers in Iraq

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Two weekends ago, rallies were held in San Francisco and Washington, D.C., as thousands took to the streets to protest the war in Iraq.

Not long after these protests – on Monday morning, the Associated Press reported that a mortar attack in a town south of Baghdad resulted in 10 people killed, including three children and four women.

In addition, two soldiers were killed when their helicopter crashed during a battle between Iraqi forces and a militant group called &uot;Soldiers of Heaven.&uot;

The AP reported 200 of the insurgents died in the fighting.

President Bush is planning to deploy another 21,500, a move that many Democrats, and Republicans alike, are against.

Protesters certainly have the right to voice their opinion.

However, they should be mindful of who is really at the center of this controversy, and show unfailing support for the soldiers and their families.