Friday, August 05, 2005

Iraq Approval Down to Thirty-Eight Percent

Iraq is starting to be a lead weight for Bush, and probably the rest of the Republicans.

Approval of Bush's handling of Iraq, which had been hovering in the low- to mid-40s most of the year, dipped to 38 percent. Midwesterners and young women and men with a high school education or less were most likely to disapprove of Bush on his handling of Iraq in the past six months.

Thirty-eight percent is dismal. Almost two-to-one against the handling of the war. The neocons have led them down the path of disaster.

Also, and in some ways more significantly, the number of people who think Bush is honest has fallen below fifty percent.

The portion of respondents who consider Bush honest has dropped slightly from January, when 53 percent described him that way while 45 percent did not. Now, people are just about evenly split on that issue -- with 48 percent saying he is honest and 50 percent saying he is not.

Some people are starting to understand we were duped into this war by people with a different agenda.

Finally, an Ohio special election sends a waring to the GOP, which won a usually safe seat by a thin margin.

Democrat Paul Hackett, an Iraq war veteran and vocal critic of President Bush's Iraq policy, came within 4,000 votes of upsetting Republican Jean Schmidt in the solidly GOP 2nd Congressional District in southwestern Ohio.

Republicans should consider getting off this sinking ship as soon as possible.


Blogger truthseeker said...

Gorilla in the Room is US support for Israel

8/05/2005 04:14:00 PM  
Anonymous r said...

Slightly on or off topic:

I read yesterday that the US had agreed to accept the EU position that Iran CAN develop nuclear for ENERGY whether this is sincere, or because they hope to use the monitoring( that they will surely require)to pony up claims that Iran is using it for nukes or not remains to be seen....

8/07/2005 12:19:00 PM  
Anonymous r said...

This and that:

A group of congressmen led by Hoyer are preparing to go to Israel on another one of their "fact finding" trips to check out Israel's "economy" and make sure they are O.K. and wouldn't it be nice if they were as concerned and checking out the 'economy" here at home? And wouldn't it be nice if they got to see the occupied Palestine instead of just the Israel Israel wants them to see?


Cruising around the news..Condi is reportedly putting the screws to Israel and throwing her weight around in insisting that the PA be given arms to control their extremist. The Israelis are accusing her of being influenced by the "Arabist" in the State Department.

Also the usual suspects like Morton Zuckerman are burning up editorials critizing the good old USA and calling her bad names for pressuring Israel to do what they are suppose to do. The Israeli papers have about 50-50 columns on the same thing. Appears the far right in Isr wants to ditch the US for a new sugar daddy like maybe..China. Oh,if only...

I don't know what is up, but there either has been a change in Isr/US relations in the WH or this is the greater fake punch set up in a long time. More than likely Dubba wants to go down in history as having settled the Isr/Pal issue and what Dubba wants he gets and now he's got his Popa's old gang to help him.

And the new Saudi King has announced that Saudi is going to "bring home" about 360 billion in investments it has formerly parceled out to other countries.
Huummmm....about 200 billion of that is in the USA...

Next thing you know the mid east will convert to "petro dollars" instead of dickering between the dollar and the euro and that will be that...or the begining of even more interesting times in the skin the cat game.

8/07/2005 10:29:00 PM  
Blogger United We Lay said...

I don't think the Republicans are going anywhere. I'm worried that they may become (or make themselves) more powerful than what we expect. Bush has gotten away with a lot, and I think if they get another President, that guy will get away wih a whole lot more. I'm bracing for the next few years, but I'm not sure we're going to survive the ride.

8/08/2005 09:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic, but highly interesting nonetheless: a lengthy follow-up on the "Isreali art students", incorporating fascinating information from a similar ring in Canada:

8/08/2005 03:57:00 PM  
Blogger Antony Loewenstein said...

Greetings from Sydney, Australia,
The AIPAC/Iran scandal continues to amaze me, though it has literally been ignored in Australia. What to do? Spread the word somehow, and wonder if Australia plays any part...

8/08/2005 06:26:00 PM  
Anonymous David said...

Off topic, but rather humorous:

Remember when we weren't allowed to mention that the neo-cons happened to be Jewish? Remember all those editorials denouncing such observations as you-know-what? Well, someone forgot to tell Murray Friedman, whose new book is titled--

The Neoconservative Revolution : Jewish Intellectuals and the Shaping of Public Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2005).

(Mr. Friedman is the director of the Rosaline Feinstein Center for American Jewish History and a member of the American Jewish Committee. He's also written about a dozen other books, almost all of them on various aspects of Jewishness, so he really should have known better.)

8/08/2005 06:54:00 PM  
Anonymous r said...

"The Neoconservative Revolution : Jewish Intellectuals and the Shaping of Public Policy"

Oh, that is hysterical, I love it...LOL

8/08/2005 07:37:00 PM  
Blogger truthseeker said...

Iran resumes atomic work, escalates crisis

Who's Behind the Coming War With Iran?

Latest on Plame-gate

8/09/2005 01:33:00 AM  

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