Wednesday, August 23, 2006


Can't Fool All the People All of the Time

Most in US see no tie between Iraq, terror war

A majority of Americans no longer see a link between the war in Iraq and Washington's broader anti-terrorism efforts despite President George W. Bush's insistence the two are intertwined, according to a New York Times/CBS News poll released on Tuesday. ...The findings were a considerable shift from polls taken in 2002 and early 2003, when a majority considered the two to be linked, The New York Times said. As recently as June, opinion was evenly split, with 41 percent on both sides of the divide. Now only 32 percent considered Iraq to be a major part of the fight against terrorism.
The Usual Suspects proclaimed that the arrests of alleged terrorists in Britain would give Bush a boost. Maybe those arrests had the opposite effect, however: they made people realize that "fighting them over there" doesn't mean we won't have to fight them over here. And maybe, just maybe, more people are hearing the Democrats' message that Bush's war is making us less safe because it's using up resources that might have been used to oppose terrorism.
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