Cut and runners
From Tom Tomorrow:
A new poll to be released today shows that U.S. soldiers overwhelmingly want out of Iraq â€” and soon.
The poll is the first of U.S. troops currently serving in Iraq, according to John Zogby, the pollster. Conducted by Zogby International and LeMoyne College, it asked 944 service members, â€œHow long should U.S. troops stay in Iraq?â€
Only 23 percent backed Mr. Bushâ€™s position that they should stay as long as necessary. In contrast, 72 percent said that U.S. troops should be pulled out within one year. Of those, 29 percent said they should withdraw â€œimmediately.â€
Thatâ€™s one more bit of evidence that our grim stay-the-course policy in Iraq has failed. Even the American troops on the ground donâ€™t buy into it â€” and having administration officials pontificate from the safety of Washington about the need for ordinary soldiers to stay the course further erodes military morale.
One would think that this disgraceful act of not backing Our Glorious Leaders War On Terra Wherever He Wants To would cause the 101st Fighting Keyboarders to descend upon the airports to spit on the big quitting Army babies.
But that would require leaving the house. And courage, don’t forget the courage…..