Truth to Power

Do the troops support the war?

So, a recent Zogby poll shows us:

U.S. Troops in Iraq: 72% Say End War in 2006

02/28/06 Zogby

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

Plurality believes Iraqi insurgents are mostly homegrown

Almost 90% think war is retaliation for Saddam’s role in 9/11, most don’t blame

Iraqi public for insurgent attacks

Majority of troops oppose use of harsh prisoner interrogation

Plurality of troops pleased with their armor and equipment </i>

Ok, what’s the biggest “HUH?” in the poll? Yup, that 90% of the troops think the war is in retaliation for Saddam’s role in 9/11.

Yeah, and even with that complete misconception, (undoubtedly force-fed to them by their commanding officers, you don’t get that many people that stupid without help), the majority of troops say come home.


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