Bush Losing Military Families

60% no longer support Bush or Iraq war
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 7, 2007 6:15 AM CST
U.S. soldiers at a check point in central Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, April 26, 2007. A new poll says President Bush is losing the support of military families.(AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Military families, traditionally staunch supporters of presidents in time of war, are abandoning President Bush and wavering in their endorsement of the conflict in Iraq, according to a new Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg  poll. Nearly 60% of military families disapprove of the president's job performance and say the war is not worth the human cost.

"I pray to God they did not die in vain, but I don't think our president is even sensitive at all to what it's like to have a child serving over there," said one woman whose son was wounded in Iraq. "We support the troops; we don't support Bush," said another military mom responding to the poll.