Enboldening the Enemy

The Republican administration keeps saying that speaking out against the war and the administration "emboldens the enemy." Nothing could be further from the truth. Actually it does just the opposite. Consider for a moment that we learned that the majority of people in another country was against their administration's hawkish decisions. Would we feel more or less inclined to drop bombs on these people? Speaking out actually tells them we are not all warmongers and that many of us want peace. These creates softer feelings toward our people and not harder. Only one thing "emboldens" and enemy: killing them and their families. That makes people pretty mad from generation to generation.