Wednesday, January 17, 2007

The US Military CLEARLY does not support Bush or the war













CLEARLY, as you can see from the poll below, this is an old and no longer true picture. The man with his back to us has had his back to those he is shaking hands with for a long time (why else wouldn't he provide them with body armor over and over again?)...but 29% of the country still doesn't get it. So once again I say, as a member of the majority party and a supporter of the United States Military:
Support the Troops; BRING THEM HOME
Published: Dec. 29, 2006
Iraq, Afghanistan and President Bush
NOTE: Only active-duty responses were counted in remaining results.

1) Are you on active duty?
Yes - 100%
No - 0%

2) Service branch:
Army - 46%
Navy - 21%
Air Force - 23%
Marine Corps. - 9%
Coast Guard - 1%
No response - 0%

3) How many times have you deployed to Iraq?
Once - 32%
Twice - 12%
Three times - 3%
More than three times - 3%
Never/no response - 50%

4) How many times have you deployed to Afghanistan?
Once - 12%
Twice - 1%
Three times - 0%
More than three times - 0%
Never/no response - 85%

5) In total, I have deployed in support of the war in Afghanistan and/or Iraq for:
Less than 2 months - 3%
3-6 months - 17%
7-12 months - 25%
13-18 months - 11%
19 or more months - 9%
Haven't deployed/no response - 34%

6) Should the U.S. have gone to war in Iraq?
Yes - 41%
No - 37%
No opinion/no answer - 9%
Decline to answer/no answer - 11%

7) Regardless of whether you think the U.S. should have gone to war, how likely is the U.S. to succeed?
Very likely to succeed - 13%
Somewhat likely to succeed - 37%
Not very likely to succeed - 31%
Not at all likely to succeed - 10%
No opinion/no answer - 8%

8) How soon do you think the Iraqi military will be ready to replace large numbers of American troops?
Less than a year - 2%
1-2 years - 20%
3-5 years - 36%
5-10 years - 22%
More than 10 years - 12%
No opinion/no answer - 7%

9) How long do you think the U.S. will need to stay in Iraq to reach its goals?
Less than a year 2%
1-2 years - 8%
3-5 years - 26%
5-10 years - 31%
More than 10 years - 23%
No opinion/no answer - 8%

10) Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling the situation with Iraq?
Approve - 35%
Disapprove - 42%
No opinion - 10%
Decline to answer - 12%

11) Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as president?
Approve - 52%
Disapprove - 31%
No opinion - 6%
Decline to answer - 10%

12) Do you consider the war in Iraq to be part of the war on terrorism that began Sept. 11, 2001, or do you consider it to be an entirely separate military action?
Part of the war on terrorism - 47%
Separate military action - 47%
No opinion - 5%

13) We currently have 145,000 troops in Iraq and Kuwait. How many troops do you think we should have there?
Zero - 13%
0-50,000 - 7%
50,000-144,000 - 6%
145,000 - 13%
146,000-200,000 - 22%
200,000+ - 16%
No opinion/Don't know - 23%

14) We currently have 18,000 troops in Afghanistan. How many troops do you think we should have there?
Zero - 8%
0-10,000 - 7%
10,000-17,000 - 4%
18,000 - 15%
19,000-50,000 - 27%
50,000+ - 12%
No opinion/Don't know - 26%

Link to the poll above

Here is a link to the same poll conducted in 2005. The downward decline is astounding, and I suggest you take a look at both polls side by side.

I mean, what could POSSIBLY be the reason for our best and brightest to turn on the President?
Its the Iraq War, Stupid.
Now support the troops and BRING THEM HOME.

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