Monday, July 23, 2007

Americans Rebounding in Support for Iraq Invasion

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.


Anonymous said...

How can you possibly be educated about extremism, you're a Canadian.

I thought the most you all up there worried about was who was going to win the next hockey game.

Oh, and just for comment purposes Bush's army is the same one that protects this whole continent that you freaking live on. Let's take Bush's army and put them in a room and see how many terrorist blow up your local schools and churches.

The Mound of Sound said...

Anon, thanks for your thoughts. Gee I never realized there's no terrorists in my tomato patch because of Bush's army. Golly that certainly gives me something to think about. Actually I'm only assuming you're an American but I suspect this is really just a crank comment from one of us. Still, it's been fun - sort of.