Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Soldiers: Iraq Was a Mistake

Somehow this news didn't make it into the Fox news cycle (or anywhere else for that matter): a December poll of active-service US soldiers found that 59% thought the Iraq war was a mistake.
Barely one in three service members approve of the way the president is handling the war, according to the new poll for the four papers (Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Times). ... And the number who feel success there is likely has shrunk from 83% in 2004 to about 50% today.

The annual mail survey was conducted Nov. 13 through Dec. 22. Among the respondents, two in three have deployed at least once to Iraq or Afghanistan.
Other findings:
  • Three quarters think the military is spread too thin to be effective;
  • Only 47% believe the Iraq war is a part of the war on terror.
Fascinating, but it appears no one is listening.

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