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Friday, August 25, 2006

Iraq: MOST IN U.S. DOUBT LINK OF IRAQ TO TERRORISM FIGHT

A majority of Americans now see the war in Iraq as distinct from the fight against terrorism and nearly half believe that President George W. Bush has focused too much on Iraq to the exclusion of other threats, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.

The New York Times
By: Carl Hulse and Marjorie Connelly
August 22, 2006

The finding marks the first time that more than 50% of those surveyed in the poll have seperated the war in Iraq from the broader anti-terror effort. It came despite the regular insistence of Bush and his Republican allies in Congress that the two are intertwined and should be seen as complementary elements of an overall strategy to prevent domestic terrorist attacks.

Should the trend hold, the increased skepticism could present a political obstacle for Bush and congressional Republicans, who are making their record on terrorism a central element of the midterm election campaign.

The hope that public support for strong action against terrorists will dilute some of the unrest with the Iraq war and the political appeal of Democratic calls for the withdrawal of American troops.

Public sentiment about the war remains negative, with the potential to erode Republican strength on national security. Fifty-three percent said going to war in the first place was a mistake, up from 48% in July, and 61% said events were going "somewhat or very badly" in the attempt to bring order and stability to raq.

***Why do you think that we haven't been seeing as much as we used to on T.V. about Iraq? Remember when Bush had all of the media embedded with the troops? What happened to all of that coverage? The more things got bad in Iraq, the less you seen it! When the Israeli/Hezbollah conflict started, Bush had all of the mainstream media in Lebanon. Why did he take so long to get involved with that dispute? It was taking away from the war in Iraq!

Bush recorded a gain of 4 percentage points in how the public views his handling of terrorism, rising to 55% approval from 51% the week before.

***That's because he "diverted" attention from Iraq!

The figure was his highest on the issue since last summer, and followed the arrests in Britain in the suspected plot to blow up U.S.-bound airliners.

***Which turned out to be half-assed reported. Why do you think all of this terrorism is being reported in the news? It happens every election season! This is a Rove tactic. There is breaking news everyday, ALL OF A SUDDEN! WAKE-UP PEOPLE. THOSE WHO BELIEVE ALL OF THIS CRAP DESERVE WHAT THEY GET!

BUSH'S OVERALL STANDING WAS NEVERTHELESS UNCHANGED FROM THE WEEK BEFORE, RESTING AT 36% APPROVAL TO 57% DISAPPROVAL---FAR BELOW THE LEVEL HIS FELLOW REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS WOULD LIKE TO SEE AS THEY GO BEFORE THE VOTERS IN NOVEMBER.

***Can you imagine what his disapproval rating would be if his Israeli allies didn't go into Lebanon? Come on, this attack wasn't supposed to happen until October! Why did they do it now?

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