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Saturday, June 25, 2005

Poll: Iraq Disaster Bush's Fault

Posted by Bob Brigham


June 23, 2005--Forty-nine percent (49%) of Americans say that President Bush is more responsible for starting the War with Iraq than Saddam Hussein. A Rasmussen Reports survey found that 44% take the opposite view and believe Hussein shoulders most of the responsibility.

In late 2002, months before the fighting began, most Americans thought that Hussein was the one provoking the War. Just one-in-four thought the President was doing the provoking at that time.

The biggest change in perceptions has come among Democrats.

This proves that the Democratic base is capable of learning what some Democratic "leaders" refuse to admit. On such a major issue, the degree the people have moved on this issue is overwhelming. As a new ARG poll on job performance shows:

Among Independents (26% of adults registered to vote in the survey), 17% approve and 75% disapprove of the way Bush is handling his job as president.

The weak Democrats need to show some spine, if for no other reason than it is pragmatic. Bush can receive no free passes, no compromise...Democrats need solidarity and boldness -- the incompetence of the Washington Republicans will take care of the rest. Throw the anvil. And then another.

Posted at 08:50 PM in Republicans | Technorati


Whatever your thoughts on non-intervention, the second part of this quote by federalist John Q. Adams made me think of the situation today, with Rummy telling us the Iraqi resistance may last a decade:

"Wherever the standard of freedom and independence has been or shall be unfurled, there will her [America's] heart, her benedictions, and her prayers be. But she goes not abroad in search of monsters to destroy."

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