Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Troops Don't Support the Troops

I guess when you're engaged in a life and death struggle every single day, you don't find the time to read the paper or watch Fox News or anything. Those of us with the time to pay attention to the news know that if you suggest pulling out of Iraq in any reasonable measured manner, as did decorated war veteran John Murtha, you are denounced as a traitor. He hates the troops. Clearly. The new question before us – why did we send over a group of cut-and-runners to fight Bush's War for us?

An overwhelming majority of 72% of American troops serving in Iraq think the U.S. should exit the country within the next year, and nearly one in four say the troops should leave immediately, a new Le Moyne College/Zogby International survey shows.
If you love bin Laden so much, why don't you marry him?!

Anyway, like I said, when you're dodging incoming fire every day, you don't exactly get all the news...
While 85% said the U.S. mission is mainly “to retaliate for Saddam’s role in the 9-11 attacks,” 77% said they also believe the main or a major reason for the war was “to stop Saddam from protecting al Qaeda in Iraq.”
Yikes! Alright, that's ok. How are they going to get out of bed to fight in an endless war with no hope of victory if they also knew that Bush was lying the whole time and couldn't care less whether they live or die? It would be awful depressing. It's like when your friend thinks his girlfriend is coming back to him even though you saw her shopping for a wedding cake last week. It's better to believe the delusion than face the awful truth.

Good luck to our brave men and women is uniform, regardless of whatever propaganda they choose to believe. Here's hoping that 72% of you get your wish soon.

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