Despite President Bush’s repeated calls to support the troops by staying the course in Iraq, some U.S. combat troops harbor growing doubts about the mission and their Iraqi "allies," as revealed in a New York Times article.
Staff Sgt. David Safstrom — on his third tour of duty — said that his earlier support for the war has been shaken by incidents such one in February, when soldiers killed a man planting a bomb. He turned out to be a sergeant in the Iraqi Army.
"I thought: ‘What are we doing here? Why are we still here?’" he said. "We’re helping guys that are trying to kill us. We help them in the day. They turn around at night and try to kill us."
Safstrom said that 95 percent of his platoon now agrees with him.
The Army is probably glad that soldiers can no longer write online blogs.
Posted by Randy Scholfield
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