your post is a really long winded way of saying "the dear troops were right all along but beep boop they're above all else good little robots who were Only Following Orders." this is of course much worse than if they had been a collection of retards who couldn't distinguish between right and wrong. "it was wrong, we knew it was wrong, but we did it anyway" doesn't really sound like much of an excuse
it's clear that the interventionists in washington as well as the military were at fault for the clusterfugs in iraq and elsewhere. i can call the troops shitty and also call the bush administration a group of war criminals. these aren't mutually exclusive things.
Hey PhillyB, I just wanted to let you know that I still can't find examples of posters berating troops.
You may be right. It's all in our heads.