85% of US military in IRAQ think Sadam set-up 9.11

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  1. Same bs poll that was cited last month.
  2. Sounds like they're taking this out of context. They didn't say they believed Saddam set it up, but that they were sent because someone else (Dubya), thought he did.
  3. I wonder where they could possibly have got that idea from...

    President's Press Conference 21Mar06 http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2006/03/20060321-4.html

  4. What's BS about it?

    Are you saying that 944 US troops have been telling lies and thus cannot be trusted?
    Are you saying Zogby is telling lies and thus cannot be trusted?
    Are you saying Leo Shane and Stars and Stripes are telling lies and thus cannot be trusted?
    Or, are you simply saying that you don't like the 'truth' being reported?

    As regards the 85 percent [who] believe a major reason they were sent into war was “to retaliate for Saddam’s role in the Sept. 11 attacks,” it is accurate to say that this does not specifically determine whether they (the 85%) believe he (Saddam) was actually responsible for 11/9/01, but it does determine that they do believe that the initial invasion and current occupation is in response to that event.

    Since it is now accepted that Iraq had nothing to do with 11/9/01, this indicates that either:
    a) US troops (and one assumes the wider US population) continue to be believe a falsehood, (brainwashed?)
    b) US troops are accepting the fact that they were lied to by the administration in the reasons for war.
  5. so extrapolating from that poll:

    7% think they are still there to look for WMD


    20% hold a negative view against ALL iraqis


    for the record, i don't think dubya thought for a moment that iraq was behind sept 11th. but he WAS desperate to link them to it, however tenuously, for long enough to justify invading and finishing off the job that his daddy left undone in '91.