The anti-Bush faction (just about everyone but us) used the occasion to comment on their dislike of the war, W. et al., although they don't hold it against the troops.
My 11-year-old posted this comment:
I would like to say that I thought it was sweet and that we should forget about all of the politics behind the war. What's done is done and they are there. At this point, we should just be supporting the troops who put their lives on the line for this country even though you may think it isn't necessary. The troops are already there, we should just try to keep them alive and support them. FORGET ABOUT THE POLITICS!
She is a wise child, methinks.