Wednesday, March 1, 2006

Pentagon dismisses poll that says US troops want out of Iraq:

The Pentagon dismissed a poll's finding that 72 percent of US troops deployed in Iraq believe the United States should pull out of the country within a year or less.

"It shouldn't surprise anybody that a deployed soldier would rather be at home than deployed, even when they believe what they are doing is important and vital work," said Bryan Whitman, a Pentagon spokesman.

One: way to support the troops.

Two: you know what "important and vital work" they think they're doing?

Remarkably, the two justifications most frequently mentioned by the troops were those that were discredited after the invasion. Forty-one percent said stopping "Saddam from protecting al Qaeda in Iraq" was the "main reason," while another 36 percent said it was a "major reason." At the same time, 35 percent said "retaliat(ing) for Saddam's role in the 9/11 attacks" was the "main reason", and 50 percent called it a "major reason."

So very vital to destroy a country over hallucinations.

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