Thursday, July 28, 2005

War Based On Lies and Unwinnable, But Not A Mistake

According to a USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup poll.

For the first time, a majority of Americans (51%) say the Bush administration lied about whether Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.

A majority (58%-37%) say the United States won't be able to establish a stable, democratic government in Iraq.

About one-third (32%) say the United States can't win the war in Iraq. Another 21% say the US could win the war, but they don't think it will.

Yet, a majority (53%-46%) also believe the war was not a mistake.

Andrew Kohut, director of the Pew Research Center: "People are giving bleak assessments on the one hand, and on the other hand [they're] saying maybe it was still the right thing to do."

Of course, most supporters of the war aren't doing anything for the effort -- slapping a removable magnetic ribbon on your bumper doesn't count as a sacrifice -- so as long as the war doesn't actually hit home for them, why the hell not keep at it?

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