Support the troops: leave Iraq

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A Zogby poll from February, showed that the troops wanted out.

Marines, Reservists, whatever; all thought the US should pull out within a year: "72% of American troops serving in Iraq think the U.S. should exit the country within the next year, and more than one in four [29%] say the troops should leave immediately..."

Here's the thing that blows the mind. The USA Today post notes that "58% of the soldiers said the mission is clear to them," but it misses the forest for the trees: The number of troops who believe we should remove ourselves from Iraq, militarily, is this high and MOST ARE COMPLETELY WRONG ABOUT WHY THEY'RE THERE.

85% said the U.S. mission is mainly "to retaliate for Saddam’s role in the 9-11 attacks..."

Imagine what percentage would've wanted out were they informed that Saddam had nothing to do with 9/11?

Well, we're 3/4 of the way to that year mark and no signs of withdrawal... just so long as we're aware that this isn't being done in support of the troops but in spite of them...

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