Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Updated Truth

We had a great discussion on the Midwest Heroes ad in the thread below. One of the items in questions was the statement:
"American troops overwhelmingly support the mission President Bush has given us"
Keeping in mind the definition of overwhelm is:
Overwhelm=to cover over completely : SUBMERGE b : to overcome by superior force or numbers c : to overpower in thought or feeling
Now let's look at a recent Zogby poll of our military.
U.S. Troops in Iraq: 72% Say End War in 2006

* 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
Rasmussen has the goods on the views of American Citizens as well:
Just 39% of Americans now believe the U.S. and its allies are winning the War on Terror. That's down from 42% earlier this month and from 44% in January. With just one exception, this is the lowest level of confidence ever measured by Rasmussen Reports.

Even more dramatic is the fact that 36% now believe the terrorists are winning. That's up five points over the past two weeks and up ten points since our January survey.
At some point, this administration will no longer be able to play the slight of hand spin game. Both the military and the populace are wising up to that strategy.


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