Sunday, October 23, 2005

Supporting the Troops

We're coming up on 2000 U.S. military deaths in Iraq. Will anyone care? Besides Cindy Sheehan, that is. I care. I can't really comprehend why anyone would join the military with Bush as Commander in Chief and with the current crop of gutless bureaucrats who call themselves the Joint Chiefs of Staff, but I don't want these enlistees to die. I am sure that Bush and the Neocons don't care. They're incapable of any emotion except greed. Does the public care? Bush has tried to insulate them from any effects. As a result, they haven't sacrificed anything for this war except their children's future. Poll numbers show that support for the war is very low but will that translate into real anger over these pointless deaths? When so many servicemen died in the beginning of July, Bush's approval rating dropped. The public took that as a sign that the war was progressing poorly. Still, earlier this month, there were several deaths which received scant attention. If Fitzgerald issues indictments over the Plame/WMD hoax AND the insurgents manage to kill a substantial number of soldiers/marines this week, that might make a dent in public opinion. What will the next set of polls show?

5 Comments:

Blogger Jeff Huber said...

Whatever the polls say, they won't change anything you've just said. This disaster in Iraq remains in the hands of the neocons and their go-along generals.

Jeff

10/26/2005 10:33:00 AM  
Blogger Bob Sakowski said...

" Whatever the polls say, they won't change anything you've just said."

Indeed. According to preznit likesboyz, more trops must die in order to validate those 200+ who have already died.

Sick bastard.

10/26/2005 03:26:00 PM  
Blogger Bob Sakowski said...

Oops...

" Whatever the polls say, they won't change anything you've just said."

Indeed. According to preznit likesboyz, more troops must die in order to validate those 2000+ who have already died.

Still a sick bastard, in spades!

10/26/2005 03:26:00 PM  
Blogger Tarantula Lady said...

Agreed, Bush is too stubborn to change course. However, extremely negative public opinion polls will eventually bring an end to U.S. involvement in Iraq; the GOP could lose the House and/or the Senate, and presidential candidates for 2008 will be forced to run on an anti-war platform. In the meantime, we'll watch the carnage.

10/26/2005 04:09:00 PM  
Blogger Kathleen Callon said...

I read your post at Pen and Sword and posted your comment on my blog. If you mind, just let me know, and I'll remove it. Peace.

Kat

11/18/2005 01:44:00 PM  

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