Military Skeptical about Bush

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  1. MJDuncan1982
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    http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/naes/2004_03_2military-data_10-16_pr.pdf

    "Even though they support George W. Bush’s handling of the situation in Iraq in general,
    America’s military service members and their families are convinced that the Administration
    underestimated the number of troops it needed in Iraq and put too much of a burden on
    inadequately trained and equipped National Guard and reserve forces"

    "On these issues and many others, there were no meaningful differences between regular military
    respondents and those who served in the guard and reserves. But family members of both
    categories were more critical of the Administration.
    For example, 68 percent of the service members but only 55 percent of the family members
    approve of Bush’s handling of the war in Iraq.
    Similarly, 62 percent of the military sample said the Administration had underestimated the
    number of troops needed in Iraq, a view held by 58 percent of the actual service members and 66
    percent of the family members.
    Fifty-nine percent of the military sample said too much of a burden had been put on the guard and
    the reserves when regular forces should have been expanded instead. Fifty-six percent of service
    members and 64 percent of family members held that opinion. So did 60 percent of the general
    population"
     
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    Hmm perhaps they have questions about Bush's decisions but they have overwhelmingly decided Bush is the better choice over Kerry.

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/politicselections/nation/president/2004-10-03-bush-troops_x.htm

    Survey's and polls can be done to say anything anyone wants to. So i dont put much into them. Especially presidential polls.
     
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    Why are the family members polled on how troops are deployed and trained?
    As far as service members, they know alot more than I do about what's going on over there. I'm sure their superiors know alot more than what they know, and on up the chain. So if some of these service members polled are Buck Privates and they're feeling like they're overworked, then that's what I want to know. If these service members polled are actually service members that see the whole picture not just a skirmish in certain areas, then I'd like to know that too.
    Sorry, I just like more details.
     
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    How about skepticism about why we're there in the first damn place?
     
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    The US Army knows why we are there....the US Army believes in the Cause...The US Army by a wide margin is conservative, and republican. The link in this thread - the first post, is complete bullshit. :)
     
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    The Annenberg Survey is very respectable.
     

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