Sunday, March 18, 2007

Iraq: Four Years Later

By S-Q @ 9:20 AM MDT

Polls: War Has Been Longer, Bloodier Than Americans Expected; Most Favor Troop Pullout

(CBS) After four years of war, Americans are increasingly pessimistic about the prospects for success in Iraq and a majority wants U.S. troops to begin coming home, according to an analysis of data from CBS News and CBS News/New York Times polls.

Americans did not expect the war to last this long, nor did they think it would cost as many lives as it has.

President Bush continues to receive low ratings on his handling of Iraq and most Americans now oppose his decision to send more troops there. Democrats, meanwhile, are challenging Mr. Bush's Iraq policy, winning House committee approval this week for a troop withdrawal deadline of Sept. 1, 2008, but suffering defeat in the Senate on a separate plan to end the war.

More than half the public now believes the U.S. will not succeed in Iraq. A February poll found that just 20 percent think there's something the U.S. can do to stop the fighting between Iraqis, while 70 percent think there's not much the U.S. can do about it.

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9 comments:

PrissyPatriot said...

Hi JB's!

I've missed you and will post later today at the benefit I'm attending-if I get a chance.

I'm reading America Dr Seuss style...in my WAC uniform should be a great time;-)

I gave a little talk yesterday at the march really got the crowd going even the cops looked at Prissy with a new appreciation-btw, they were rude little boys-and they even had to apologize-more later hehe

S-Q said...

Good Morning/Afternoon Everyone! :)

Four years is too long for this insanity! The reasons to invade Iraq were false...there weren't any WMD's!

20% still think there is some sort of plan? Those folks need to pull their heads out of the sand and get a clue!

Prissy:

Let us know how it goes today.

anthony said...

We were told that there were WMDs in Iraq and that was the reason why we went in there. We no know thatb there weren't. Bush and Blair knew from the get-go that there weren't any WMDs. WMDS may have been the rerason we were all led to believe was the reason to invade Iraq. But it wasn't their reason.

They went in there to control the flow of oil from the Ramailah oil-field, the world's largest, I believe. Despite the s*** that's going on in Iraq, I don't see them pulling out soon, either. Not this time before the 2008 elections, if ever.

Not without a massive groundswell of opnion hostile to the war. We saw, perhaps, the beginnings of this on Friday and yesterday with protests going on in Washington and other major cities, which is encouraging.

Here's an article on how some of the s*** in Iraq is being financed.

And, just vto cheer you all up, here is a picture of a nice man with a nice antique flintlock musket. Good for shooting quail and anyone else who gets in the way!

AngryMan said...

Hey, at least major combat operations are over.

S-Q said...

Hi Anthony!

Yep, Darth "Shooter" is deep in corruption and that evildoer sold his soul to the devil a long time ago..

S-Q said...

Hi Angry Man!

This war is a major combat and a huge mistake! We need to get out of there as soon as possible! The violence would cease if our troops would leave.

Captain Kit said...

The administration is still trying to sell this war. Is anyone listening? There was Tom DeLay this morning on Meet the Press flogging his new book, as if he had some credibility left. And Richard Perle, one of the original neocons. Two desperate men, telling the orchestra on the Titanic to play louder so no one will notice the sinking.

They're still calling the protesters unpatriotic. Same song same verse. Only now they've called in the B team. The so-called A-team is already in the lifeboats.

It's over for the Bush Administration; I just wish we didn't have to continue to suffer through their dying gasps.

And thanks for posting articles S-Q, I don't have time for my usual trolling through the news.

S-Q said...

"It's over for the Bush Administration; I just wish we didn't have to continue to suffer through their dying gasps."
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Hi Kit:

Not much longer...the Impeachment drums are pounding louder and louder..

S-Q said...

"And thanks for posting articles S-Q, I don't have time for my usual trolling through the news."
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P.S. Kit:

You're welcome! I'm happy to do it...with help from others! ;)