Support for Iraq war at all-time low
Iraqi youngsters shout and clap their hands walking on the tread of an US army tank damaged by a road side bomb in Ramadi, 113kms (70miles) west of Baghdad, Saturday Sept. 17 2005. Saturday’s attacks occurred after three straight days of bombings and shootings in Baghdad and elsewhere, in which more than 200 people were killed and 600 wounded in an stunning outburst of sectarian violence. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
The speeches and spin aren’t doing any good. Forgive me for being pissed, but where were these sheeple back in 2004 when it was still all going downhill? (Reuters):
Only 44 percent of those surveyed said the United States did the right thing by invading Iraq, the lowest rating since the question was first asked by the poll more than two years ago, the poll showed, according to The New York Times.
Furthermore, more than eight in 10 Americans are very or somewhat concerned that the war is costing money and resources needed in the United States, the poll showed.
…The poll also showed sharp racial divides in how the war is perceived by Americans. Only 36 percent of white Americans felt the war was having a negative impact in their communities, compared to 58 percent of black Americans.
Nearly 60 percent now disapprove of the president’s handling of the Iraqi conflict and nearly half of all Americans are not proud of what the United States is doing in the war, the poll found.