Sunday, March 19, 2006

Iraq Miscellany

Troops Think We Need to Leave Soon

According to the guy I once heard Rush Limbaugh describe as his favorite pollster, John Zogby, our troops are a lot less sure of the mission in Iraq than their Commander in Chief. Check out the story in Stars and Stripes.

It is not surprizing that the figures are being variously interpreted by inhabitants of the real world and those who live in Neoconland.

One of the most shocking details, to me, is that, according to the Zogby poll:

"... 85 percent believe a major reason they were sent into war was “to retaliate for Saddam’s role in the Sept. 11 attacks.”
That this belief is held by 85% of our troops is illustrative of the brazen misinformation the Bush administration has encouraged.

Dissent: A Responsibility

And this about the right and responsibility to dissent from a veteran:
"...we want to talk specifically about President Bush's renewal of his stance on pre-emptive war, which is basically the same as his whole approach to governance: He wants to do what he wants to do when he wants to do it and he doesn't feel the need to answer to anyone for his actions."
Civil War

And today Alawi admits there is civil war in Iraq.

Vietnam redux?

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