28 July 2005
Reflections on the latest poll numbers
Public disillusionment with the Shrub and Shrub's War continues to climb. According to USA Today, 51% now agree that Bush misled the public on WMDs. (The other 49% didn't respond since they thought the term WMD was an abbreviation for the new MacDonald's happy meal.) Americans (58% to 37%) feel that the U.S. won't be able to establish democracy in Iraq. In other words, the current occupation will lead to a situation similar to when the war began--except that weapons inspectors won't have secure access to sites, the country will be in shambles, and terrorists recruitors will be having a flood of applicants (in inverse proportion to the dismal recruiting picture in the U.S.) In spite of these results, over half of respondants (53%) still believe it wasn't a mistake to send troops to Iraq. Does this make sense? The war won't create democracy and was based on massive deception yet is good?! Maybe the poll takers need to give Americans a reading and attention test before taking the poll to make sure they're able to ponder more than two facts at a time.
Posted by Karlo at 12:05 am