Saturday, July 23, 2005


So Much For Fighting the War 'Over There'

Poll: Many Fear Iraq Hurting Terror Fight

Almost half, 47 percent, say the war in Iraq has hurt the fight against terrorism — the highest number to say that since the war began in March 2003, according to the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. And about the same number, 45 percent, said soon after the first round of subway bombings in London that the war in Iraq was raising the risk of terrorism in this country. That's up from 36 percent last fall. ... Only a fourth of those polled, 27 percent, said President Bush has a clear plan for bringing the situation in Iraq to a successful conclusion. That's the lowest number on that measure since the start of the war.
Oops. Bush's claim that we're fighting the terrorists over there so we don't have to fight them here seems to have passed its sell-by date. I think this means the Bushevik tactic of raising the terror alert level to push Bush's approval rating up has gone sour, too.
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