Is your local paper listening to soldiers dissent?

It's rather likely that no matter how you-the-individual feel about the American occupation of Iraq or George Bush's leadership as a self-described "war president," you'd assume that most active-duty soldiers largely support the president and his Iraq policy. According to a recently-released poll of service members, however, you'd be dead wrong.

Guest-posting at the Washington Monthly, Steve Benen of The Carpetbagger Report notes that a poll of 6,000 active-duty personnel conducted by the newspapers of the Military Times (Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Times) reaches conclusions that fly in the face of common conceptions on Iraq - conclusions that have so far gone largely unremarked in the press:

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