Thursday, November 30, 2006

Majority Of Americans Believe Iraq In Civil War

A majority of Americans think Iraq is in the midst of a civil war, regardless of how strongly the Bush Administration rejects the description.

A new Harris Interactive poll finds 68 percent of U.S. adults believe there is a civil war in Iraq, compared with 14 percent who disagree and 18 percent who aren't sure.

More than 2,400 people were polled from Nov. 14 to Nov. 20. The margin of error is stated as 2 percentage points.

Just as a majority of Americans this year stopped buying into the administration's spin on Iraq -- that the insurgency was in the "last throes," how the Iraq government was doing "remarkably well," and other nonsense that didn't mesh with what we could plainly see on our televisions -- perhaps a majority of Americans have decided it doesn't matter whether the administration admits Iraq is in civil war.

There are too many other people -- frankly with more credibility on Iraq than Bush, Cheney or Rumsfeld -- using the term, apparently now including former Secretary of State Colin Powell.

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The mainstream media has been mixed on the subject -- MSNBC/NBC, the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times have used the term, for example, while Fox News Channel and USA Today and the Washington Post have not.

Some may be waiting for the Bush Administration to use the term first, but that would be giving the administration credibility on Iraq that it has not shown it deserves.

10 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hollyweird and their Lib friends say we need to get out of Iraq because its a civil war. Yet we need to go to Darfur because its a civil war.

And you wonder why nobody takes you seriously.

7:36 AM  
Blogger thewaronterrible said...

To Anonymous simpleton response:
Why don't you make a comparison between apples and apples?

Inexplicable Bush cheerleaders, who have been blind to accept Iraq for what it cleary is over the last 3-1/2 years, while smearing anyone who dared to say otherwise, are a big reason why the conflict has been allowed to languish under a failed strategy for this long. These Bush sheep are a large reason why it has taken all that time to FINALLY appoint a study group to look for a solution that the Bush Administration has been both too much in denial and too incompetent to come up with itself.

The Republican ghouls who stood by the Bush Administration share in having the blood of thousands of additional U.S. soldiers and hundreds of thousands of additional Iraqi citizens on their hands.
I hope they are proud.

9:00 AM  
Anonymous rob of wilmington, del. said...

The article isn't about whether we should get out of Iraq. It's about whether we should recognize that the country's Shiites and Sunnis are at each other's throats.

But we've come to expect poor analytical skills and unnecessary hyperbole from you, anonymous. You lash out, because you lack the maturity to handle a normal discussion.

10:26 AM  
Anonymous Gen. Patton said...

We can only hope its a Civil War and those sub-humans, who haven't created anything but violence since the 12th Century, kill each other off and we can all go on a Harem Holiday.

10:26 AM  
Blogger thewaronterrible said...

Yeah, they are such "sub-humans" that the Bush Administration saw fit to spend more than $500 billion and expend almost 3,000 U.S. soldiers' lives defending them and giving them a "democracy."
Oh, I forgot, those "sub-humans" possess oil.

10:57 AM  
Anonymous Dave G. said...

It's one thing for the general public to realize something ahead of a detached administration sitting in Washington. It happens often -- presidents fail to read the public mood properly. Happened to most good presidents and happens often to the bad ones.

It's another thing for the vast majority of the public to recognize reality in a place 6000 miles away a full six months before the administration. That's quite a feat.

12:13 PM  
Blogger thewaronterrible said...

It's an enlightenment that would have hit the masses a full two years ago, at least, instead of only recently, if not for the obfuscation tactics of the Bush Administration's bullsh-- terrorism scare campaign and the obliging scribes in the main stream media.

Consider it a mass hysteria not limited to wrongfully subverting the critics who turned out to be right.
Call it delayed recognition of the truth, or mass stupidity, we are all paying the price.

1:33 PM  
Anonymous whoop4467 said...

By critical thinking by all sane people it is "A CIVIL WAR". It is a "civil war" stupid! - what Rove would say if this war was being conducted by a democratic administration!

2:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, after Bush all those Repukes who thought Clinton's lie over a BJ had so endangered our constitution are now viewed by history as extremely petty and small.

6:47 PM  
Anonymous Phredicles said...

Bless middle America for FINALLY saying to the Bushies,
"...Fool me 8,478 times, shame on me."

9:27 PM  

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