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Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Better late than never, I suppose.

posted by Jazz at 1/19/2005 05:07:00 PM

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America, or at least some portion of the 51% we've been looking at dubiously since Nov. 2nd, finally wakes up.

Support for war in Iraq hits new low
Support for the war in Iraq has continued to erode, but most Americans still are inclined to give the Bush administration some time to try to stabilize the country before it withdraws U.S. troops, the Los Angeles Times Poll has found. The poll, conducted Saturday through Monday, found that the percentage of Americans who believed the situation in Iraq was "worth going to war over" had sunk to a new low of 39%. When the same question was asked in a similar poll in October, 44% said it had been worth going to war.
Thanks, guys. It might have been nice if you'd put down the Koolaid and figured this out before the election, but hey... glad to have you onboard.

American Ambassador to Mars, Hugh Hewitt continues to gulp down the drugs and seems to feel that these figures mean nothing. "Funny how this is timed for the day before the Inauguration, and how such an unpopular war's leader was resoundingly re-elected two months ago"

Resoundingly? Please allow me to direct you to an online dictionary. You need help. Seek it. Seriously. Go now.

It is, as is so often the case, difficult to determine which side of this story Outside the Beltway is coming down on. I'll let you be the judge.

I have to ask, however... if you support keeping troops there longer after the "elections" on Jan. 30 as opposed to allowing the Iraqis to ask us to go home, how many American troops have to die for this disastrous mistake before you are satisfied?