Tuesday, February 28, 2006

More Polls - Iraq War

Zogby released a poll that shows 72 percent of American troops in Iraq want us to withdraw from Iraq, now.

Well, at least in 2006.

As a faithful Zogby participant, Zogby sent me an e-mail with their latest Iraqi War poll numbers, but participants weren't just anyone. They were American troops in Iraq, and poll numbers can be found here.
While 89% of reserves and 82% of those in the National Guard said the U.S. should leave Iraq within a year, 58% of Marines think so. Seven in ten of those in the regular Army thought the U.S. should leave Iraq in the next year. Moreover, about three-quarters of those in National Guard and Reserve units favor withdrawal within six months, just 15% of Marines felt that way. About half of those in the regular Army favored withdrawal from Iraq in the next six months
For all those Murtha naysayer, he was right, as each passing day more conspicuously shows. Without knowing too much about Murtha in the past, when he came out for an immediate pull-out and the media started hyperventilating and sucking all the air out of cable, I was grateful for the added voice but failed to realize what all the fuss was about.

Now it is clear Murtha switched sides because his military friends told him the war was unwinnable. And after recently watching the seminal movie about urban guerrilla warfare, "The Battle of Algiers," the story of Nigerian Muslims who successfully fought the French for independence during the 50s (a movie screened to "special operations officials at the Pentagon" in 2003), I have crossed to the other side.

Pull Out - Now.

Without completely annihilating the enemy, no occupying nation has ever been able to maintain power in the annals of history. The longer we stay, the more money we squander as the casualty list grows even longer.

Our soldiers in Iraq know the jig is up. We ain't winning and we need to get the hell out of Dodge; this in spite of the fact that 85 percent of the troops think "the U.S. mission is 'to retaliate for Saddam’s role in the 9-11 attacks.'"

Boy, did Bush and his neocon evildoers pull the biggest canard-laden bullshit on our poor soldiers.

Comments:
thanks for the info and link, this is really informative. our poor soldiers have experienced "canard-laden bullshit" many times before and it breaks my heart that it's happening even more as we speak... it's up to us to change the world... one blog entry at a time =)
 
We got a guy running for Senate who could be Murtha's ally in the other body of Congress. One who could start in the Senate what Murtha has started in the house.
 
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