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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld: LIARS of the worst order

John Zogby: On a New Poll Of U.S. Soldiers During Their Service in Iraq (emphasis mine):
A first-ever survey of U.S. troops on the ground fighting a war overseas has revealed surprising findings, not the least of which is that an overwhelming majority of 72% of American troops in Iraq think the U.S. should exit the country within the next year.

Further, a new Le Moyne College/Zogby International survey shows that more than one in four (29%) thought the U.S. should pull its troops immediately.

The poll, conducted in conjunction with Le Moyne College's Center for Peace and Global Studies, also showed that another 22% of the respondents, serving in various branches of the armed forces, said the U.S. should leave Iraq in the next six months. One in every five troops - 21% - said troops should be out between six and 12 months. Nearly a quarter - 23% - said they should stay "as long as they are needed."


The wide-ranging poll also shows that 58% of those serving in country say the U.S. mission in Iraq is clear in their minds, while 42% said it is either somewhat or very unclear to them, that they have no understanding of it at all, or are unsure. Nearly nine of every 10 - 85% - said the U.S. mission is "to retaliate for Saddam's role in the 9-11 attacks," while 77% said they believe the main or a major reason for the war was "to stop Saddam from protecting al Qaeda in Iraq."
WTF?!!! 85% of our troops in Iraq think that they are there in retaliation for Saddam's role in 9/11? What $%#@! role?! Where did they get that completely misguided impression?!

There is only one possible explanation: they have been systematically lied to by their superiors, right on up to Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld. There is no other explanation possible.

Despite the fact that all evidence, and every investigation into the "flawed intelligence" has demonstrably debunked this myth.

This can only mean that there has been an explicit, yet unheralded, campaign of propaganda within the military ranks to give, not only the American public, but the troops sent into battle a completely false and disingenuous rationale for their mission.

I find that prospect utterly disgusting. It is amoral. It is completely un-American and it is about as far down the continuum of being pure evil as one could conceive. It is the epitome of abuse of the trust that the military place in their civilian leadership.

Dubya, Dick and Don: Go Cheney yourselves! May you burn in hell for all eternity for your sins. May the worms eat at your eternally regenerating flesh while you watch helplessly in horror as they do so.

Frankly, there is no punishment that fits this crime.

Impeach the war criminals. Impeach them all. Do it now, before they can do any further damage.


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