Thursday, March 02, 2006

Zogby Poll


The wide-ranging poll also shows that 58% of those serving in country say the U.S. mission in Iraq is clear in their minds, while 42% said it is either somewhat or very unclear to them, that they have no understanding of it at all, or are unsure. While 85% said the U.S. mission is mainly “to retaliate for Saddam’s role in the 9-11 attacks,” 77% said they also believe the main or a major reason for the war was “to stop Saddam from protecting al Qaeda in Iraq.”


Blogger George W. Bush said...

It is the military. These guys/girls aren't exactly the brightest bulbs in the bunch.

1:53 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...

"These guys/girls aren't exactly the brightest bulbs in the bunch."

Are you suggesting that service members have a lower IQ/education level relative to the general population, or that they're just no smarter the general population?

2:52 PM  
Blogger George W. Bush said...

I'm not sure where you are going with your query. To respond, I would have to know how the general population answered the question RE: the connections of Saddam (Iraq) and 9-11. I'd guess the number of the general population, while still high, wouldn't come close to the 85% exhibited by our military in the Zogby poll.

If the numbers were similar, I would still venture a guess and state that the US military's overall IQ rate is probably lower than the general population. IMO it takes a lack of brains to voluntarily subject yourself to the sadistic behavior exhibited in military training.

If the military ranks were comprised of the free thinking, intellectual types I think we'd see many more conscientious objectors.

3:45 PM  

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