Tuesday, January 16, 2007

More and More Military Oppose the War

Despite President Bush's speech last week, public support for the war continues to fall. Now comes a new report that even the soldiers are fed up with the Bush Administration's plans.

Here's the beginning of a story in this week's Newsweek:

If there was one constituency President Bush could count on to back the war in Iraq through the past four years, it was members of the military. Now, their support is also ebbing. A poll conducted recently by Army Times, a commercial publication, showed only 35 percent of service members approve of the way Bush is handling the war, down from 63 percent in 2004.

But it's the Newsweek headline that best sums up the mess in Iraq. Quoting a 22-year-old soldier, the headline reads: "It's people dying for no benefit."

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