Poll: Dems’ barbs hurt troops

Seventy percent of people said that criticism of the war by Democratic senators hurts troop morale – with 44 percent saying morale is hurt “a lot,” according to a poll taken by RT Strategies.

Even self-identified Democrats agree: 55 percent believe criticism hurts morale, while 21 percent say it helps morale.

The results surely will rankle many Democrats, who argue that it is patriotic and supportive of the troops to call attention to what they believe are deep flaws in President George W. Bush’s Iraq strategy. But the survey itself cannot be dismissed as a partisan attack.

The RTs in RT Strategies are Thomas Riehle, a Democrat, and Lance Tarrance, a veteran GOP pollster.

And then there is this,

Sometimes a picture IS worth a thousand words.