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Wait a minute - are you really saying that home-front support for a war effort has no effect at all on its success?
Essentially, yes. We are not a nation AT war.......we are a nation WITH a war. That was never more apparent than when I came home on R&R. There is no burden or sacrifice placed on the American people. There is no draft. There is no rationing. There are no deprivations. Our job here would entail the same hardships and incur the same results no matter what level of support is on the home front.
In conflicts of the past, home front support played a significant role, but no longer. Please feel free to point out specific examples of home front support that has had any meanignful effect on operations in Iraq.