“Stay the course”

This summer, after his first visit to Iraq in three years overseeing the war effort from his slot on the Armed Services committee, Jim Ryun told the press that “They [soldiers] feel it’s very important that they stay the course.”

Doesn’t Jim Ryun know that “we’ve never been stay the course“?

More importantly, doesn’t he know that most soldiers aren’t either? According to a Zogby poll:

The poll, conducted in conjunction with Le Moyne College?s Center for Peace and Global Studies, showed that 29% of the respondents, serving in various branches of the armed forces, said the U.S. should leave Iraq ?immediately,? while another 22% said they should leave in the next six months. Another 21% said troops should be out between six and 12 months, while 23% said they should stay ?as long as they are needed.?

Maybe we need a representative who will listen to the troops on the ground.