Yeehaw, just when you thought it was safe to go in the water again. A New York Times/CBS News poll has found a sharp increase in the number of Americans who now say that taking military action against Iraq was the right thing to do.
A bare majority of Americans (51%) still say the invasion wasn't justified but those on the other side have increased from a low of 35% two months ago to 42% today. Two-thirds of the respondents, however, believe the war is going badly.
It's suspected that Bush's utterly groundless yet upbeat assessment of the progress on benchmarks and the prospects of his army's "surge" have worked his old magic with many Americans so desperate to believe. Oh dear.