Note the very direct comparison between Belzer and the troops. See, it's there, if you read, you cannot miss it. The troops opinion on the war is in fact slightly more relevant than Belzer's. Now do you understand? It has nothing to do with whether troops can "quit", or chose not to deploy, or whether they can actually direct war policy.Richard Belzer (partisan hack/wash-up) elaborates on why the troops' opinion of the war is irrelevant. Fact is, the troops don't read as many newspapers as Belzer - sage guru that he is - therefore they must not be as informed as him.