Sunday, June 04, 2006
In a recent Le Moyne College/Zogby Poll, 944 US military respondents were interviewed at several undisclosed locations throughout Iraq. It was found that "nearly 90%” believed that the reason America invaded Iraq, the reason they are now risking their lives in Iraq, is a retaliation for Saddam’s role in the 9/11 attacks. This sickens me. It has long been acknowledged, even by the hardest neo-con hardliners, that Saddam was in no way involved. And yet, this what our troops are apparently told. I have to wonder, if they knew the truth, would they still happy doing the compulsory “volunteer” double- and triple-tours of duty?
God bless the men and women who signed up to defend our country. It’s a damn shame that they’re not allowed to do that.
And if there be any active military reading this, as an American I ask of you only one mission, come home safe and healthy with healthy buddies. By any means necessary.