The vile and baseless accusation that our soldiers are "terrorists" sounds remarkably similar to what the same person's testimony in 1971, and is presumably his nuanced way of "supporting the troops".
Both of these individuals are engaging in fanciful bouts of "wishful thinking."
"Wishful thinking" may be defined as the illusion that what you wish to be true, actually is true.
In an earlier post I said:
Their denial is complete on this issue. It is simply not possible for them to admit that Bush was correct and they were wrong. This is unacceptable knowledge. Bush must be wrong, and America must fail for them to maintain not only their self-esteem, but also their worldview
When psychological denial is in play, wishful thinking flourishes.