February 26, 2007
CBS's Defeatist Propaganda Goes Into Overdrive on 60 Minutes
Posted by Dave Blount at February 26, 2007 9:08 AM
CBS's propaganda war on behalf of our country's terrorist enemies went completely over the top last night, with the airing of a 60 Minutes segment intended to convince us that our troops in the field no longer support their mission.
It seems a small group of soldiers, constituting less than 1% of those serving in Iraq, have signed an "Appeal for Redress" stating that they want to go home. In promoting this shameless example of astroturfing by the hard-Left outfit Fenton Communications, the 60 Minutes gang vaguely characterized the disaffected soldiers as a "large group."
The report cherry-picked a stat from a Military Times survey conducted last December, indicating that more soldiers disapproved than approved of Bush's handling of the war. NewsBusters lists a few findings from that same survey that 60 Minutes forgot to include:
- A plurality of troops felt it was correct for the USA to go into Iraq.
- A plurality thought we are likely to succeed.
- Bush's overall job approval was 52%, vs. 31% disapproval.
- Only 13% thought there should be no American troops in Iraq and Kuwait.
- Almost four times as many thought troop levels should be maintained at current levels or raised as wanted complete withdrawal.
- Almost three times as many supported a surge as supported withdrawal.
- An overwhelming 83% were satisfied with their job, and 81% would recommend a military career to others.
- Even with the risks, 72% would support a son or daughter going into the military.
- Those who would reenlist or extend their military commitment outnumbered those who wouldn't 66% to 21%.
- A full 90% considered themselves well trained.
- A plurality agreed that President Bush has their best interests at heart. Only 23% thought Congress has their best interests at heart, as opposed to 69% who did not.
Too bad the survey didn't ask how many think CBS News has the country's best interests at heart.
Hat tip: LGF