Tuesday, February 28, 2006

We want out

A Zogby poll released today shows:

Le Moyne College/Zogby Poll shows just one in five troops want to heed Bush call to stay “as long as they are needed”
While 58% say mission is clear, 42% say U.S. role is hazy
Almost 90% think war is retaliation for Saddam’s role in 9/11, most don’t blame Iraqi public for insurgent attacks
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.
The poll, conducted in conjunction with Le Moyne College’s Center for Peace and Global Studies, showed that 29% of the respondents, serving in various branches of the armed forces, said the U.S. should leave Iraq “immediately,” while another 22% said they should leave in the next six months. Another 21% said troops should be out between six and 12 months, while 23% said they should stay “as long as they are needed.”

"The troops want to leave. The Iraqi public wants them to leave. The American public wants them to leave. The only people who don't want them to leave are elected Republican officials, their apologists, and a handful of loser Democrats in leadership roles (many of whom are running for President).This poll should be broadcast from every news outlet in the country to every corner of the country. Support the troops--bring them home." says Chris Bowers at MyDD, from whom I lifted most of this post.

Combine this poll with today's CBS poll showing Bush's approval rating at an all-time low of 34%, and it's not looking good for the chickenhawks in DC.


Janet said...

Not related, but thanks for the thoughtful comment on my education post. It helps to hear feedback from parents....particularly when you don't get it from the parents of the kids you teach!

Jeri said...

90% think the war is retaliation for Saddam's "role" in 9/11?!

Here's a new slogan: "Support the troops--stop feeding them lies."

I know, it's not as catchy. But this misinformation must be a systematic part of their training/indoctrination. Either that or they're lying to themselves to stave off despair.