The Local Crank

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Just a simple Cherokee trial lawyer, Barkman has been forcing his opinions on others in print since, for reasons that passeth understanding, he was an unsuccessful candidate for state representative in 2002. His philosophy: "If people had wanted me to be nice, they should've voted for me."

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Supporting the Troops?

According the Great and Powerful Kos, a recent Military Times poll of active-duty military personnel (as opposed to, say, cyber-chickenhawks safe here at home) shows only 38% support the President's proposed "surge" in troop levels in Iraq; only 35% approve of the President's handling of the war; and only 41% think we should've gone to war with Iraq in the first place. There are two astonishing things about this survey: one, it's skewed towards older military personnel and the officer corps, who are almost always reliably more conservative than short-timers or enlisted men and two, the Main Stream Media is not reporting this at all. Okay, I lied. there's only one astonishing thing.

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