Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Jaw Dropping Poll Numbers

No, we're not talking about the 34% overall approval rating for George Bush in the latest CBS poll, the lowest of his presidency. Nor is the 18% approval rating earned by Dead-Eye Dick much of a surprise. We're talking about the Zogby poll findings that 72% of American soliders serving in Iraq think we should pull our troops out within the year. That's the good news. Here's the bad:
85% said the U.S. mission is mainly "to retaliate for Saddam's role in the 9-11 attacks," and 77% said they also believe the main or a major reason for the war was to stop Saddam from protecting al-Qaida in Iraq."
Okay, troops, we're very, very proud of you. And we're doing our best to bring you home. But do we have to say this again? Saddam Hussein thought Al Qaeda was a threat to his power. He wanted nothing to do with them. He had no ties to the attacks on 9-11. There were no Iraqis involved, period. Fifteen of the nineteen hijackers were Saudi Arabians, and two were from Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. See, that's why we're turning over our port operations to Dubai Ports World. It's not because Bush is cozy with these guys. It's just that, like the Godfather, the administration likes to keep our friends close and our enemies closer. It's part of our strategery in the global war on terror.

1 comment:

Bradley Bowen said...

I agree that these poll numbers are very important... if the Democrats adopt Murtha's withdrawal plan. It would be fantastic if this overwhelming majority of US soldiers votes Democrat in the upcoming midterm elections.

It's awful that they've been duped into why they're there in the first place... unfortunately, many American citizens still believe the lies as well, even after Bush has publicly admitted that there were no ties between 9/11 and Iraq.