Looks like Red Mandate America is having second thoughts about that November purchase:
President Bush heads into his second term amid deep and growing public skepticism about the Iraq war, with a solid majority saying for the first time that the war was a mistake and most people believing that Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld should lose his job, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
While a slight majority believe the Iraq war contributed to the long-term security of the United States, 70 percent of Americans think these gains have come at an “unacceptable” cost in military casualties. This led 56 percent to conclude that, given the cost, the conflict there was “not worth fighting” — an eight-point increase from when the same question was asked this summer, and the first time a decisive majority of people have reached this conclusion.
Seven weeks since his reelection victory over Democrat John F. Kerry and four weeks before his second inauguration, the poll suggests Bush is in a paradoxical situation — a triumphant president who remains acutely vulnerable in public opinion on a national security issue that is dominating headlines and could shadow his second term.
Even if he is “acutely vulnerable in public opinion”, so what? He’s got the job and he doesn’t give a shit what anyone thinks. He never has. Despite the looting of the treasury, the most imcompetent Cabinet ever, and being neck-deep in a $150 billion quagmire, America tossed the car keys to the drunken fratboy for four more years and he’s not giving them back until he’s taken his all his pals for a power binge joyride and if he leaves a few thousand more dead servicemen in his wake, fuck’em, they should have been born rich and unaccountable.
America still has the receipt but they failed to read the fine print on the back where it says:
No refunds. No exchanges. Sucker.