The Bush administration has often painted those who favor pulling out of Iraq as unpatriotic or as defeatists in favor of cutting and running. But it turns out that 72 percent of American troops serving in Iraq think the United States should exit the country within the next year, and nearly 1 in 4 say the troops should leave immediately, according to a new Le Moyne College/Zogby International survey. The administration will have a hard time portraying those on the front lines as unpatriotic defeatists.
Also noteworthy: 85 percent of the soldiers surveyed thought that the war was “to retaliate for Saddam’s role in the 9/11 attacks.” What role? Saddam Hussein and Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11.
Posted by Melissa Cooley
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