Contrary to the beliefs of some, the American military supports the Iraq war and President Bush. That’s the finding of a Military Times poll conducted from Nov. 3 to Dec. 17, putting aside the political rhetoric for the true beliefs of our service men and women.
The poll found solid support for the president’s Iraq policy. Fifty-six percent of those in the Military Times Poll approved of Bush’s handling of Iraq.[…]
Sixty-five percent of those in the Military Times Poll said the situation in Iraq was worth going to war over[…]
The military group is solidly in Bush’s corner, supporting the president more strongly than the nation as a whole. Two-thirds of respondents said they approved of the president’s job performance.
But that doesn’t stop the Michael Moores of this country from assuming that the words of a few are representative of all in quoting a few disaffected soldiers, hastily concluding that our military does not believe in the Iraq war.
The letters I’ve received from the friends and relatives of our kids [soldiers] over there [in Iraq] make it clear that they are sick of this war and they are scared to death that they may never see their loved ones again. It breaks my heart to read these letters. I wish there was something I could do. I wish there was something we all could do.
Never mind that were we to leave now the beginnings of an infant Iraqi democracy would go down the tubes–possibly allowing another dictator to follow in Saddam’s footsteps and assume power–Moore’s attempt to extrapolate his few letters to the U.S. military as a whole is nothing short of disingenuous. Apparently, Moore wishes to rescue the troops from their desires–along with spreading an inane amount of outright mischaracterizations, unsubstantiated allegations, unwarranted extrapolations and lies–rather than see the soldiers for who they are: proud, hard-working and in support of this war.