Thursday, August 03, 2006

A nation of wimps?

According to the Republicans, whenever a Democrat suggested it was time to begin planning for pulling U.S. troops out of the debacle that is Iraq, they were defeatists. Cut-and-run was the delightful phrase bandied about by the GOP against Dems who advocated getting the hell out of there, even when it was decorated war veterans like Rep. Jack Murtha (D-PA).

Of course, most of those tough talking Republicans have never served a day in uniform, and don't have any family members serving in the hellhole that Iraq has become.

And now, according to the latest Gallup Poll, most Americans agree with the Democrats, not the Republicans:

NEW YORK - A new Gallup poll released today revealed another upward bump in the number of Amercians who now want a complete U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq in the next 12 months.

That number now stands at 55%, with 19% supporting immediate withdrawal and another 36% wanting it done by August 2007.

"While the percentage of Americans who favor a withdrawal of all U.S. troops either now or within a year is not a supermajority, it is a majority, suggesting that the Democratic leadership is speaking to an issue that resonates with many Americans," Frank Newport, director of the Gallup Poll, writes today.

Another majority, 54%, now say that the U.S. invasion in 2003 was a "mistake."

I wonder when the GOP and their media lapdogs are going to start smearing the American people as cowards and wimps and defeatists?

1 comment:

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