...they both said it debate over President Bush's new plan for Iraq will not undercut troop morale ...
According to Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Congressional debate over President Bush's new plan for Iraq will not undercut troop morale. The two testified before the Armed Services Committee in the House, which will debate the issue next week.
NPR - All Things Considered, February 7, 2007
NPR : Debate on Iraq Doesn't Hurt Morale, Leaders Say
(my note; well geesh, it's only four years later and about time or past time to be 'having healthy debate/dialogue' about Iraq invasion/occupation without it having to mean it is hurting troop morale! About time the military leaders stated clearly the troops can handle the truth - they are far from shrinking violets, after all)