New poll: U.S. troops turn on Bush; say Iraq war a mistake

It'll be interesting to see how the right's dead-enders try to spin two new polls out this week.

The first was conducted by the Military Times (via USA Today):


The American military, once a staunch supporter of President Bush and the Iraq war, has grown increasingly pessimistic about chances for victory.
For the first time, more troops disapprove of the president's handling of the war than approve of it, according to the 2006 Military Times Poll.
When the military was feeling most optimistic about the war -- in 2004 -- 83% of poll respondents thought success in Iraq was likely. This year, that number has shrunk to 50%.
Only 35% of the military members polled this year said they approve of the way Bush is handling the war, and 42% said they disapprove. While approval of the president's war leadership has slumped, his overall approval remains high among the military.

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