Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Pew Report: Veterans of the Post-9/11 Military

The results of this report, military veterans of post 9/11 and these two wars they've been sent to, speaks of the way the President, the CiC, is handling the policies towards both, dumped on this Administration by the previous administration along with everything else! Doing so with the knowledge of what those serving and sent into thoughts are, not the high ranking officers but those actually fighting and certainly not the American public nor the Congress nor the many running for the Presidency of a certain political party and there tea party supporters , huge majority, of which most are once again disconnected from both conflicts and the results of!

One-in-three vets say Iraq, Afghan wars were not worth it
Pew report examines attitudes on conflicts, terrorism and burdens and rewards of military

5 October 2011 - One in three U.S. veterans of the post-9/11 military believes the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were not worth fighting, and a majority think that after 10 years of combat America should be focusing less on foreign affairs and more on its own problems, according to an opinion survey released Wednesday.

The findings highlight a dilemma for the Obama administration and Congress as they struggle to shrink the government's huge budget deficits and reconsider defense priorities while trying to keep public support for remaining involved in Iraq and Afghanistan for the longer term.

Nearly 4,500 U.S. troops have died in Iraq and about 1,700 in Afghanistan. Combined war costs since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks have topped $1 trillion.


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About half (51 percent) of post-9/11 veterans say that the use of military force to fight terrorism creates hatred that breeds more terrorism; 40 percent say it is the best way to defeat terrorism. These views are nearly identical to those of the general public.


The survey also reflected what many view as a troublesome cultural gap between the military and the general public. Although numerous polls have shown that Americans hold the military in high regard, the respondents in the Pew research acknowledged a lack of understanding of what military life entails.

Only 27 percent of adult civilians said the public understands the problems facing those in uniform, and the share of veterans who said so was even lower — 21 percent. read more>>>

Pew Report: Veterans of the Post-9/11 Military

"And so what I've been trying to do and what Mrs. Biden and Mrs. Obama and the chairman and his wife - all these folks, are trying to do is to - is to try and get that other 99 percent to - they all say they support the troops, but it's not just enough to say it." - Defense Secretary Robert Gates - 23 June 2011 - PBS News Hour

Country Must 'Sacrifice' not just Groups Within nor Just Non Profits Fighting for Donations!

No Revenues = Still No Sacrifice = That's Called 'Support' For The Troops = DeJa-Vu all over again, Shared Sacrifice My A**!!
As those war profiteers who ordered are still profiteering and not only on books, their wealthy class does as well, directly or indirectly, and none are taxed to boot!
No Sacrifice now a decade plus long added to the previous decades!!

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