Sunday, November 27, 2005

Hearing the Obvious Through the Din

Seems like the mainstream media is filled with stories of how badly it's going in Iraq: soldiers glad to be home, bombs exploding, increasing casualty counts, gloom, despair, agony on me. Deep dark depression, excessive misery. If it weren't for bad luck, they'd have no luck at all....

Oops! Sorry, had a Hee Haw moment there.

Even with the press covering the bad news, the conflicts on Capitol Hill and between politicians and special interests, the American people haven't lost their common sense:
Seventy percent of people surveyed said that criticism of the war by Democratic senators hurts troop morale -- with 44 percent saying morale is hurt "a lot," according to a poll taken by RT Strategies. Even self-identified Democrats agree: 55 percent believe criticism hurts morale, while 21 percent say it helps morale.
Ah, but sensing an opportunity, through the lens of their only understanding of war in the Vietnam War, Democratic leaders continue to carry on.
Their poll also indicates many Americans are skeptical of Democratic complaints about the war. Just three of 10 adults accept that Democrats are leveling criticism because they believe this will help U.S. efforts in Iraq. A majority believes the motive is really to "gain a partisan political advantage."
Good luck to them!

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