Wednesday, July 02, 2003

It's morning in America

Or maybe it just seems that way because America's just now waking up:

For the first time since the beginning of the war in Iraq, a solid majority of Americans believe the Bush administration either "stretched the truth" about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction or told outright lies, according to a new opinion survey.

The poll by the University of Maryland found that 52 percent of respondents said they believed President George W. Bush and his aides were "stretching the truth, but not making false statements" about Iraqi president Saddam Hussein's chemical, biological and nuclear programs.

Another 10 percent said US officials were presenting Congress, the American public and the international community "evidence they knew was false," indicated the survey which was made public Tuesday.

Only 32 percent said they thought the government was being "fully truthful" about the Iraqi arsenal.

America might even be pissed once it's had its first cup of coffee and hears about the Nigerian uranium evidence.

Check out all the poll's findings. The most important thing for me is that it destroys the "broad support for the war" myth. Less than half (46%) of Americans believe today that the war was clearly the best thing to do, but another 18% say "I am not sure if going to war was the best thing to do, but I support Bush’s decision, because he is the president.”


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