8 July 2003

Troop morale in Iraq hits 'rock bottom'

According to a Christian Science Monitor article, U.S. troops stationed in Iraq, in the heat and danger, are suffering from low morale that in some cases, has hit "rock bottom".

The open-ended deployments in Iraq are lowering morale among some ground troops, who say constantly shifting time tables are reducing confidence in their leadership. "The way we have been treated and the continuous lies told to our families back home has devastated us all," a soldier in Iraq wrote in a letter to Congress.

"Make no mistake, the level of morale for most soldiers that I've seen has hit rock bottom," said another soldier, an officer from the Army's 3rd Infantry Division in Iraq.

Is this just whining or are these legitimate charges?


The people can always be brought to the biding of the leaders. That is easy.All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the
peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing
the country to danger.
It works the same in every country.

~HERMAN GOERING ( at the Nuremberg Trials)