Baseball Crank
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May 25, 2007
WAR: Yes, The Troops Want to Finish The Job

Via Allahpundit, Spencer Ackerman - as vociferous and intemperate a left-wing war opponent as you could hope to meet - reports from Iraq that yes, the troops want to stay and finish the job:

The truth of the matter, however, is this: many troops in Iraq, perhaps even most of them, want to stay and fight. That doesn't mean that we should stay in Iraq any longer. It does mean, however, that if Democrats want to bridge the divide between themselves and the military - an effort further complicated by their opposition to the war - they're going to have to recognize that arguing in the name of the troops isn't going to work . . .

[F]or many troops in Baghdad, the surge had brought a significant boost in morale. . .

Democrats would do much better to speak honestly: to acknowledge that many fighting men and women want to stay in the battle and would be willing to do so for years longer.

But, you know, the only people who support the war are "chickenhawks," so Ackerman must be ignored, and so must the views of the people actually fighting the war.

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