*Nearly six out of every 10 military families disapprove of Bush’s job performance and the way he has run the war.
*Among those families with soldiers, sailors and Marines who have served in Iraq or Afghanistan, 60% say that the war in Iraq was not worth the cost.
*Nearly seven in 10 favor a withdrawal within the coming year or "right away."
Why don’t the troops support the troops?
One of the most disgraceful tactics of the pro-Bush right is the way they’ve exploited the troops politically. The sheer perversity of "support the troops by keeping them in the kill zone while I blog" is bad enough. But their shameless conflation of "supporting the troops" with supporting President Bush and his failed policies is beneath contempt.
And they’re still doing it. Loyal
Troop Bush Supporter Glenn Reynolds, who’s practically made a career linking to garbage like this, just called the TV ad promoting Freedom’s Watch — a right-wing partisan neocon slush fund — a "pro-troops" ad.
Now that we know what a clear majority of the troops and their families think about Bush and Iraq, I’m looking forward to seeing calls by Reynolds and Malkin and their fellow warbloggers to oppose Bush’s war policies and to bring the troops home within a year.
‘Cause they support the troops, right?