Interesting what happens when the MSM is not filtering your information
As John Podhoretz points out, the people on the ground, who know what's going on, strongly support the President and the war in Iraq:
Support for the war inside the military stands at 60 percent, 25 percent higher than the latest Gallup measurement of the American people as a whole. When it comes to President Bush's handling of the war effort, the results are even more lopsided. Only 42 percent of Americans approve, according to ABC News. In the military, Bush garners 63 percent support. In other words, support for Bush's Iraq policy is an astounding half again as big in the active military as in the American body politic. And, in the words of the Army Times report on the poll, 'Support for the war is even greater among those who have served longest in the combat zone: Two-thirds of combat vets say the war is worth fighting.' It seems that the people who are actually putting their lives on the line believe in what they are doing -- and that those who have spent the most time in harm's way are the most passionate of all.The main difference between the military and everyone else, is that the military is actually in Iraq, seeing what's taking place -- that is, they see whether they are actually effective, they see whether the average Iraqi is appreciative of their efforts, and they see the incredible evil that is the insurgents. In America, we receive our news carefully filtered through the mainstream media, and it is clearly a filter that alters the reality on the ground. Easy to identify the problem -- impossible to identify a solution. The only hope is that the MSM will become more and more marginal in a blogosphere age.