Overstaying Our Welcome
More bad news from the poll on Iraqi attitudes just released. Not only do the Iraqis want us out NOW, they are willing fight for that end:
WASHINGTON -- About six in 10 Iraqis say they approve of attacks on U.S.-led forces, and slightly more than that want their government to ask U.S. troops to leave within a year, according to a poll in that country.
The Iraqis also have negative views of Osama bin Laden, according to the early September poll of 1,150.
The poll, done for University of Maryland's Program on International Policy Attitudes, found:
_Almost four in five Iraqis say the U.S. military force in Iraq provokes more violence than it prevents.
_About 61 percent approved of the attacks _ up from 47 percent in January. A solid majority of Shiite and Sunni Arabs approved of the attacks, according to the poll. The increase came mostly among Shiite Iraqis.
Sometimes, you are just gonna have to accept the obvious. We've tried and we've failed. Staying in Iraq is not going to make things better, will only delay the inevitable spiral into a shitmire of chaos so sanguinary, so obvious even Bush himself will have to say, "damn, I really fucked up." So not only are our soldiers in the middle of a civil war, they are in the middle of a civil war in a country where most of the people HATE THEIR GUTS. Is that what our soldiers are now reduced to, target practice? Come on.