NC Media Watch

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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Who thinks we can win in Iraq?

Ask the troops on the ground. They know the real stroy. Max Boot in the LA Times:
American soldiers are also much more optimistic than American civilians. The Pew Research Center and the Council on Foreign Relations just released a survey of American elites that found that 64% of military officers are confident that we will succeed in establishing a stable democracy in Iraq. The comparable figures for journalists and academics are 33% and 27%, respectively. Even more impressive than the Pew poll is the evidence of how our service members are voting with their feet. Although both the Army and the Marine Corps are having trouble attracting fresh recruits — no surprise, given the state of public opinion regarding Iraq — reenlistment rates continue to exceed expectations. Veterans are expressing their confidence in the war effort by signing up to continue fighting.
Not supprizing results given all the crap we get from the MSM. What I read on military blogs just does not match up with the MSM position, or the letter writers in the Union.

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