“Why do the troops hate the troops?”
Apparently our troops don’t think much of McCain’s experience or ideas for security. Maybe they just want to come home?
Honestly, after years of hearing that if you don’t support the Bush military policy, you don’t support the troops, you have to wonder what the neo-cons will do now. Today, a study by the Center for Responsive Politics reported that members of the military are giving more donations to Senator Obama than Senator McCain, and when you just examine those troops who are deployed, Obama attracts more donations by a 6 to 1 factor.
Troops, of course, aren’t much different than most Americans, who overwhelmingly oppose the Bush military policy that John McCain would continue (the latest AP-Ipsos poll had 62 percent disapproving of the Bush policy). It’s just that troops have a lot more personal experience on this particular issue. We know that those who served believe Iraq has overstreched the military, and for years that those who have fought in Iraq and Afghanistan are solidly against the current policy.
6 TO 1! That’s a lot for people who don’t get paid a lot of money! In fact if you compare what our troops are paid versus what the contractores are paid, it’s a SIN! No wonder Obama has more money to spend than McCain. 6 TO 1!
Here’s something from today’s NTY:
“Not far from here, just off the highway that was once the showpiece of the United States reconstruction effort in Afghanistan, three American soldiers and their Afghan interpreter were ambushed and killed seven weeks ago… The soldiers — two of them members of the National Guard from New York — died as their vehicles were hit by mines and rocket-propelled grenades. At least one was dragged off and chopped to pieces, according to Afghan and Western officials. The body was so badly mutilated that at first the military announced that it had found the remains of two men, not one, in a nearby field.“
Our troops know the truth because they are living it. They are not subject to the lies, and hypocrisy of Bush/McCain’s strategy. They want to come home to their families. They want the benefits that they earned when they come home! They want CHANGE! They understand that it is no longer good enough to say “Support our troops!” That is nothing but an empty Bushie slogan used to promote one man’s (GW Bush) personal vendetta and another man’s (McCain) desire for POWER!
No, today we must change this empty propaganda to something with a some teeth. Today we must rise up and say “It’s time to SAVE our troops, declare Victory in Iraq and bring them home! That’s what over 2/3 rds of the American public wants. That’s what the Iraqi’s want. And apparently from their donations, that’s what the troops want!
Remember to Re-elect Bush/McCain 08! Spending $4566 PER SECOND in Iraq while losing the “War on Terrorism” in Afghanistan and Osama Bin Laden goes FREE!