Friday, December 15, 2006

1,000 Servicemen and Women Call for Iraq Withdrawal

Bush's overall job approval rating is 34 percent, which is another all-time low for the president in the poll. Now, The Nation is reporting that nearly 1,000 servicemen and women have publicly surfaced to oppose a war in which they are serving.

"After appearing only seven weeks ago on the Internet, the Appeal for Redress, brainchild of 29-year-old Navy seaman Jonathan Hutto, has already been signed by nearly 1,000 US soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen, including dozens of officers--most of whom are on active duty. Not since 1969, when some 1,300 active-duty military personnel signed an open letter in the New York Times opposing the war in Vietnam, has there been such a dramatic barometer of rising military dissent."
Seriously, what else needs to happen to convince Bush that his "war" is such a ridiculous and terrible mistake? I wonder how long it will take for the righties to start calling these troopers "cowards", "traitors", and "terrorist sympathesizers"?