2006/03/01

Shut Up and Shoot

The latest voices to be heard calling for us to get the hell out of Iraq belong to the US troops serving there.

According to a Zogby poll:

  • 72% want US troops out of the country within a year.

  • Of the 72%, 22% want our troops out within the next six months, and 29% want withdrawal "immediately."

  • 42% are unsure of the purpose of their mission.

  • Just 23% called for our troops to remain "as long as they are needed."

That the young men and women fighting in Iraq are not the blind, unquestioning loyalists that the Bush administration portrays them as is encouraging. This is not:

The poll also shows that...85 percent believe a major reason they were sent into war was "to retaliate for Saddam’s role in the Sept. 11 attacks."

Some have charged that the administration is totally incompetent. Not true. They are masters at misleading people into believing that black is white and down is up.

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I guess this changes the meaning of those "Support Our Troops" magnetic yellow ribbons.
So, when the W, Rove and Co continue to day they want to do the "good work of the American people," do they really listen? Nope, they are too busy flying for PR junkets to Afghanistan. Fuckers - spending more hard earned taxpayer dollars.
Depending on how we read the percentages, it almost looks like the poll is saying that 51% of the troops want us to be out in six months or less.

At the very least, 36-37% of all troops want us out in six months or less. And if they knew what we knew back home....?
and that

war is peace
freedom is slavery
ignorance is strength
They are incompetent as leaders, competent as LIARS.

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