March 06, 2006

Troops Want to Come Home in 2006

From Zogby International, from the Le Moyne College/Zogby Poll

Released: February 28, 2006


-- 72% of the troops say they would like to see an end to US involvement in the war in 2006;

-- just one in five troops want to heed Bush call to stay “as long as they are needed;”

-- while 58% say the US mission is clear, 42% say U.S. role is hazy;

-- a plurality believes Iraqi insurgents are mostly homegrown;

-- almost 90% think war is retaliation for Saddam’s role in 9/11, most don’t blame Iraqi public for insurgent attacks;

-- a majority of the troops oppose use of harsh prisoner interrogation;

-- a plurality of troops pleased with their armor and equipment.


DecemberFlower said...

Saddam's role in 9/11? What role was that, exactly?

Stephen McArthur said...

Your question is so on point.

It does sound crazy, but, apparently, according to the poll, 90% of the troops believe the war is in retaliation for Saddam's involvement in the 9/11 attacks on the US.

Are the troops being fed a line of propaganda that would make them believe this? I just don't know.