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angstlessk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-29-08 08:31 AM
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It's the polls, stupid!
I recall all the polls leading up to the war in 2002/2003 and ALL EARLY POLLS indicated Americans felt we NEEDED UN approval AND a large coalition before invading...then SUDDENLY we were in favor of invading Iraq and the French became surrender monkeys?? I think THAT is the larger did our opinions change so drastically over that time?? McClellan's book is telling how that happened.

Some links to Iraq war polls:

CBS, September 24, 2002 52%-follow recommendations of UN, 61% yes should US wait for allied support...even as we thought Sadaam was a greater threat than Bin Laden 46% to 33% Sadaam greater threat..the propaganda was beginning to work!


USA Today, December 17, 2002 66% (said 2/3rds) believe Bush has NOT made the case for war..72% of respondents, including get this 60% of republicans president has not provided enough evidence to go to for war was WEAKENING!!


CBS, March 6, 2003 interesting poll shows dramatic shift in opinions. (notice they leave out the part about the UN in the polls closer to the actual war) 47% thinks Bush has made the case for war..(now a minority) 44% think he has not.


In this March 13, 2003 article in CSM is an interesting poll number...right after Sept. 11, 2001.. only 3% mentioned Iraq or January this year (2003) 44% believed 'most' or 'some' of the hijackers were from Iraq.


I think THIS is why McClellan's book is important.
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livetohike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-29-08 08:34 AM
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1. Thanks for posting this
It proves how effective the propaganda campaign was.
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