Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Post-debate numbers on Iraq

The occupation/war in Iraq has lasted for almost four years. History tells us the longer such an operation goes on, the more resourceful those forces opposing it get. Thus, the news from Iraq gets more grisly all the time.

According to this Reuters story, the newest polling numbers -- post-surge-policy debate in the House of Representatives -- still don’t look any better for the Bush administration.

“...The poll found that 64 percent of Americans now say the war in Iraq was not worth fighting -- up 6 points from last month to a new high. According to the poll, two-thirds of Americans oppose President George W. Bush's plan to send an additional 21,500 troops to Iraq. An equal number favor reducing U.S. military and financial support if the Iraqis fail to make progress restoring order.”

Those opinion poll results spell big trouble for any Republicans still supporting the failed Bush war policy and running for office any time soon. American opinion has passed the tipping point on this issue and those politicians who can’t tell are riding for a fall.

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