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The Bush Administration has been painfully aware that the support for the Iraq War has been a mile wide and an inch deep. The moment there's a draft or a substantial tax increase to cover the costs, they knew support would erode. Unfortunately, the Bush Administration vastly underestimated everything else about the Iraq invastion and occupation as well.
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The troops see they're the only ones making a sacrifice while the Yellow Republicans have their 'Keggers for Kevlar'. With the rate morale is dropping over there, if I were a squad or platoon level officer, I'd do all I could to keep the enlisteds happy. If things don't improve by next year, I sure as hell wouldn't turn my back on 'em.