Friday, December 7, 2007

Military Loses Faith in Bush

New polling data out this week show that President George Bush is losing support among the military and veterans.  

A Bloomberg/LA Times poll showed that 37 percent of military-family members "approve of the job Bush is doing as president." 

The numbers also show that just 36 percent of active-duty military, veterans, and military families believe "it was worth going to war in Iraq."

1 comment:

Dan Paden said...

Don't console yourself with that, even if that polling data remains unchallenged, for two reasons:

1) Loss of military support for the Bush administration will never equate to support for Democrats. By and large, military folks have despised Democrats, especially leftists, for a long time. This is especially true in the Marine Corps.

2) I'm almost willing, without looking at that polling data, to bet that the gripe military folks have with the Bush administration has less to do with their mission and more to do with having taken too long to do what should have been done in the first place (assuming that we went in at all, which, in my opinion, should not have been done without a declaration of war), that is, we should have gone in and cleaned house and kept enough troops there to do the job. As a result of not having done this, we have now had people and families tied up with this longer than we should have. That's more likely the source of any frustration with this mission than anything else.