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November 4, 2003

Guess those yellow ribbons are

Daniel Radosh

Guess those yellow ribbons are coming down. According to a new Fox News poll, a plurality of Americans (49%) say the best way to show support for the troops is "Bringing them home as soon as possible."

But when asked "What do you think is the right thing to do -- bring the U.S. troops home now or have US troops stay in Iraq and finish the job?" Only 32% say bring them home, 62% say stick it out.

How can both those results be accurate? The only possible conclusion: Americans believe that "the right thing to do" is not support the troops!

Sure it could just be another poorly worded poll -- define "as soon as possible" and "finish the job" please -- but I prefer my interpretation.

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