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Liberal Think Tank Slams Professionalism of U.S. Troops

The Institute for Policy Studies, a liberal think tank, accuses U.S. troops in Iraq of “shooting first, asking questions later.”  This inflammatory and baseless claim is made in talking points provided to the public by Cities for Progress, an IPS project. 

Here it is:

Attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq average several hundred each week. Frightened young GI’s are shooting first, asking questions later. The best way to support the troops is to get them out of a situation where they are killing and being killed for no good reason. Iraq Veterans Against the War says: “We, the veterans of the war, now know…the reasons for invading the sovereign country of Iraq were false, and we have paid a heavy price for these lies….We call upon our President, the Congress, and all elected officials to immediately and unconditionally withdraw all U.S. troops from Iraq and the Middle East.”

This is a despicable affront to the professionalism of our troops in Iraq, especially when the next line talks about “the best way to support the troops.”  I could go on, but their words really speak for themselves.

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Mr. Moffat is a freelance writer in Bethesda, Md.

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