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Recall Which Troops?

The lamestream media told you:
Polls now clearly indicate that the overwhelming majority of Americans want the troops brought back home.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
As I've observed here before -- polls are just tests to see if the propaganda is working. The lamestream media has been pounding away on the idea of bringing the troops home for years now, so let me ask:

Is the "vast majority" talking about the 65,000 troops we have in Germany? Or do they really mean the 34,000 in Japan? Maybe they mean the 10,000 in Great Britain? Bring our 110,000 WWII troops home now! The war ended 60 years ago.

How would the economies of those countries be affected if all that Uncle Sam G.I.-weekend spending screeched to a halt?

If we could just bring home the 30,000 troops from Korea, think what that could do for border protection here. Is it time to start screaming about it?

The public is screaming to bring troops home from Iraq because the media is telling them to scream, not because it necessarily makes sense. The media tells them little about all 388,000 troops stationed outside the U.S. (2003 stats), so it's all quiet on those fronts.

Annual averages, differences in tabulating troop movements and other factors affect the stats. For a detailed report see the Heritage Foundation numbers.

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