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Alamom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 09:10 AM
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More troops dissaprove of Bush's war than approve for the first
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time since the war started per the Military Times.


http://www.navytimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-2449372.php
December 29, 2006

Poll: More troops unhappy with Bushs course in Iraq

By Robert Hodierne
Senior managing editor


The American military once a staunch supporter of President Bush and the Iraq war has grown increasingly pessimistic about chances for victory, according to the 2006 Military Times Poll..

For the first time, more troops disapprove of the presidents handling of the war than approve of it. Barely one-third of service members approve of the way the president is handling the war.


When the military was feeling most optimistic about the war in 2004 83 percent of poll respondents thought success in Iraq was likely. This year, that number has shrunk to 50 percent.


Professor David Segal, director of the Center for Research on Military Organization at the University of Maryland, was not surprised by the changing attitude within the military.
Theyre seeing more casualties and fatalities and less progress, Segal said.
He added, Part of what were seeing is a recognition that the intelligence that led to the war was wrong.







(A piece about the 3000 dead and the sacrifices made by Americans and American families is suppose to be on this morning, sometime)


A little air time would be nice.



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