Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Poll: They “Deliberately Misled”

From USA Today:

For the first time, a majority of Americans, 51%, say the Bush administration deliberately misled the public about whether Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction — the reason Bush emphasized in making the case for invading. The administration’s credibility on the issue has been steadily eroding since 2003.

By 58%-37%, a majority 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 United States could win the war, but they don’t think it will. Just 43% predict a victory.

When the righties get all bent out of shape about the newspapers carrying the bad news of daily car bombs and more death and destruction in Iraq, they say the media is undermining the war effort, that they’re not supporting the troops, blah blah blah. It’s all horseshit, of course; they’re just pissed because they got busted.