Poll Suggests Americans Don't Think Bush Will Remove Troops By 2008
The American people aren't stupid.
A majority -- roughly the same percentage that voted in Democratic majorities in the House and Senate -- does not believe the Bush Administration will redeploy troops from Iraq by 2008, against their wishes.
Power to the people ... sigh.
A majority of those polled by Rasmussen Reports say they believe the Bush Administration will implement a key suggestion made by the Iraq Study Group -- reducing the number of U.S. combat forces in Iraq by 2008.
The poll found that 53 percent think that outcome is not likely, compared with just 38 percent who remain optimistic of such an outcome.
The poll also found, consistent with recent polls, that 64 percent of American voters favor “removing almost all U.S. combat troops from Iraq by early 2008.” Just 22 percent are opposed.
REPORTER: You’re still in denial about how bad things are in Iraq. ...
BUSH: It’s bad in Iraq. (extremely long pause) Does that help? (Laughter.)
No sir, it doesn't. Actions speak louder than words, especially half-hearted words. All the words in the world won't matter if your action remains "stay the course" until you leave office.