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Active troops disagree with Powell

By J.B. Williams
web posted October 27, 2008

Every American claims to "support the troops," even those who have actively worked around the clock for years to "undermine the troops."

Over the weekend, the man who recently traveled to the United Nations to lay out a very convincing case against the Hussein regime in Iraq put his race and his personal legacy ahead of his country and our troops by endorsing another Hussein for President of the United States.

Colin Powell has never been an honest Republican. He has only been an honest opportunist. Once Obama offered him a high level position in his administration, Powell was quick to join the greatest con job ever perpetrated on the American electorate.

But the chickens are coming home to roost!

Powell used intelligence from agencies still headed by Clinton appointees to make a very convincing case to the world for why Saddam Hussein had to be removed from power. For the record, despite the Clinton appointees, the intelligence was largely correct and Powell's case at the UN was well justified.

But then the anti-war left prevalent in the State Department and CIA perverted Powell's original assessment through a laundry list of fraudulent charges against the Bush administration. And even though Powell knew that it was his assistant, Richard Armitage, who had disclosed the "unclassified" name Valerie Plame, he sat on that information and let Bush, Cheney and in the end Scooter Libby, take the fall.

Powell is a pure self-absorbed opportunist and nothing more.

The Real Troops Speak Out!

Well known left-leaning media giant Gannett News Service, which owns a multitude of newspapers, radio stations, and other publications in the U.S. and the UK, also has a long history of supporting the Democrat Party.

Gannett also owns Military Times, Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Times, among others. They have on many occasions published anti-war and anti-Iraq articles across the mainstream press and in the military publications, much to the dislike of troops who have told a very different story about Iraq for years now.

But finally, Gannett and Military Times decided to allow the real troops' voice to be heard by publishing a military wide presidential election survey of active duty soldiers from all branches.

Here are the hard results of those current surveys...

If Soldiers Could Choose Their Own Commander-in-Chief

(Source: Military Times Poll for 2008 Presidential Election)

http://www.militarytimes.com/static/projects/pages/081003_ep_2pp.pdf

All Branches

McCain

Obama

Uncommitted

 

 

 

 

ALL BRANCHES

68%

23%

9%

White non-Hispanic

76%

17%

7%

African-American

12%

79%

9%

Hispanic-Latino

63%

27%

10%

"Other" Race Specified

58%

30%

12%

 

 

 

 

By Rank

McCain

Obama

Uncommitted

 

 

 

 

Enlisted Military

67%

24%

9%

Military Officers

70%

22%

8%

 

 

 

 

By Branch

McCain

Obama

Uncommitted

 

 

 

 

Army

68%

23%

9%

Navy

69%

24%

7%

Air Force

67%

24%

9%

Marines

75%

18%

7%

 

 

 

 

By Gender

McCain

Obama

Uncommitted

 

 

 

 

Men

70%

22%

8%

Women

53%

36%

11%

 

 

 

 

By Age

McCain

Obama

Uncommitted

 

 

 

 

18-34

65%

27%

8%

35 and older

70%

21%

9%

 

 

 

 

With the obvious exception of the racial slant in the black vote, which like the civilian black voting bloc trends heavily towards the candidate running as an African-American, no other sector of the military comes even close to supporting Barack Hussein Obama for Commander-in-Chief.

Now, Obama supporters point to Powell. But Powell is a known political opportunist who has clearly taken a side against active duty military members before, and again in this election.

They will attempt to discredit the published results by claiming some right-wing slant. But the Military Times is owned and edited by left-leaning Gannett News Service.

They will call all non-black members of the military "racists" for opposing Obama, just like they label other Americans opposing Obama as "racists." Never mind the overt racism in the black vote.

They might even try to label these men and women in uniform "fascists" – since they don't know what a "fascist" really is and have misused the name to describe Bush and Cheney for years now.

But they can't hurt our soldier's feelings anymore than they already have by calling them "terrorists" running "Gulags" and "torture chambers."

Yet the facts remain...

Active troops support John McCain 3-to-1 over Barack Obama.

Colin Powell stands to personally gain power and money by supporting Obama. What do the troops stand to gain by supporting John McCain for Commander-in-Chief?

As the men and women actually in Iraq and Afghanistan, who know best what is happening on the ground there and in many other dangerous places around the globe, does their opinion matter to average Americans back home? Do they matter to you?

What do we mean when we say "we support the troops?"

There is no ambiguity in the results of the military poll that shows despite a very heavy racial slant among blacks, all branches combined still support McCain by 68% over only 23% for Obama.

What does this mean about Americans back home who do not have their lives on the line, when they vote against the troops?

Who is better qualified to choose the next Commander-in-Chief? The troops "we support," or the millions back home who have never put on a uniform or taken up a weapon in defense of this nation?

Who has more at stake than our troops in harm's way, when deciding who the next Commander-in-Chief will be?

What does it say about you if their opinion doesn't matter to you?

John McCain is "one of them!"

Barack Obama is so far from being "one of them," that he can't even begin to imagine what it is to be "one of them."

The troops will serve under anyone we elect. Some of them will die under whomever we elect.

Do you have what it really takes to "support our troops?" Colin Powell doesn't... Colin Powell has once again chosen to serve himself.

Read those numbers above. Think about the men and women who answered those surveys. Try to imagine what this election means to them. Then ask yourself why they won't support Barack Hussein Obama for their next Commander-in-Chief...

Then ask yourself, how can you?

You can stand with leftists attempting to serve themselves if you like...

I, on the other hand, will support the troops who support McCain! ESR

© 2008 J.B. Williams

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