Don't question Bush's war; it hurts our soldiers' feelings!
From GOP Bloggers:
Democrat-MSM Axis Taking Its Toll on TroopsMy, in the eyes of Republicans, US soldiers certainly are delicate little flowers, aren't they? The thought of leaving Iraq and returning to their families is just too much to bear! They can't take it anymore! The only way to ensure morale is to assure them that they will be in Iraq for many, many years to come (assuming they live that long).
Liberal surrender talk having an effect on the battlefield.Pentagon officials say they are increasingly worried that Washington's political fight over the Iraq war will dampen what has been high morale among troops fighting a tenacious and deadly enemy....Congratulations, Mr. Reid and Ms. Pelosi, your efforts are succeeding; you must be so proud.
Commanders are telling Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld that ground troops do not understand the generally negative press that their missions receive, despite what they consider significant achievements in rebuilding Iraq and instilling democracy.
The commanders also worry about the public's declining support for the mission and what may be a growing movement inside the Democratic Party to advocate troop withdrawal from Iraq.
"They say morale is very high," said a senior Pentagon official of reports filed by commanders with Washington. "But they relate comments from troops asking, 'What the heck is going on back here' ... My take is that they are wondering if America is still behind them."
If there's one thing that every soldier loves, it's the prospect of endless war.