Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Are we winning the War in Iraq? Only one in 3 Americans say yes!

USA Today reporting...

Poll points to increasing doubts on war's progress, Bush's reasons

WASHINGTON — President Bush delivers a prime-time address tonight to a public that is increasingly doubtful of his justifications for going to war in Iraq and wants a timetable set for U.S. troops to come home — a step Bush has ruled out.

Just one in three Americans now say the United States and its allies are winning the war, according to a USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup Poll taken Friday through Sunday. That is a new low, down 9 percentage points since February. Half say neither side is winning.

Bush will try to reassure Americans and rally support in a televised speech at 8 p.m. ET from Fort Bragg in North Carolina, home of the Army's 82nd Airborne Division. He is marking the first anniversary of the transfer of power from the U.S.-led coalition to an Iraqi government. Read the rest HERE.

By a record 61%-37%, those surveyed say the president doesn't have a clear plan for handling the situation in Iraq.


51% want a timetable set and followed for removing troops from Iraq regardless of the situation there. There is also growing skepticism about the president's core argument that the Iraq war is a crucial part of protecting Americans from terrorists.

7 Comments:

At 5:08 PM, Anonymous Sonny said...

How do they know the president does not have a plan?It would not be to bright of him to publiclly tell the enemey what he was going to do. But that is the mentality of the "Bush Basher's"

 
At 7:53 PM, Blogger jeb bush said...

we won the war, saw that on tv - remember "bring it on", "shock and awe", the embedded reporters, the "rally's for America" as opposed to the "american hating" peace monger war protests. it was a great experience. now let's move on. Iraq is f#cked up and we can't fix it. we gotta split. this war was a bad idea and there is comes a time to cut and run but remember We won the war! The war was a really bad idea but we did win. GO AMERICA!

 
At 5:55 AM, Blogger Sick Boy said...

Now, JB, weren't you given a homework assignment? Are you finished? Remember not to forget your field tripp as well. A little hint, your freedom to express your freedumb remarks are rooted in a symbiotic relationship with those who have gone before during good times and yes, war. War has several phases, as you will learn through your homework, and is not always fixed (static). It is a process. GW ended the war from '91. We are in the rebuild/recovery phase. I am unhappy with the tactics; take the gloves off. Let's finish the job and come home to start a new "war" on ignorance and illegal immigration. For those who defend it, freedom has a special flavor the protected will never know. P.S. Aren't there troops still in Kosovo? Just checkin'....

 
At 6:35 AM, Blogger jeb bush said...

sickboy please put he bong down and try to stay focused while your opinions are always cute, the question is: do you think we are winning the war?

 
At 1:29 PM, Blogger ElexTech said...

For the insurgents to "win" the war, they must topple the government and take control of the country. They haven't done that, therefore they haven't "won." For us, "winning" the war means blocking the insurgents' attempts to topple the government and take control of the country. We are "winning." We can't say we have "won" the war until the insurgency weakens, dissipates, and dies. We haven't "won," yet. Hopefully, we can turn over a "winning" situation to Iraqi troops and police in the near future, at which time we can bring our guys home.

 
At 6:16 PM, Blogger Sick Boy said...

The war is over. VJ Day, and VE Day did not end the suicide bombings, sniping, and or "werewolves" in WW II. Focus, focus. When you watch FX re runs of the "X-Files" isn't there a statement, "The truth is out there"? Be the water, not the glass grasshopper. Cute, ugly, average, or not; you are not correct. P.S. Finish your assignments yet? There is no curve. Pass/Fail. (I through out the 3 footer years ago, just White Russians now.

 
At 4:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The fact that suicide bomber are continuing to murder civilians in an attempt to intimidate the people shows that our presence is a threat to their authority. I do not believe that this is a "war" in the true sense of the word since the insurgents are not engaging our troops "face-to-face" on the field of battle like in the "true wars" of history. They are targeting their own people instead of the "invading force." We won the war after the capture of Saddam and his official armed forces were disbanded. This is, as sick boy said, the rebuild/recovery phase which must be completed or everything will return to what it was before. If this was a real war, the insurgents would proudly wear uniforms and continue to fight the "infidels" honorably as they did in the crusades. Instead they prey on people they know will not and can not fight back. Hopefully the Iraqui people will soon get tired of seeing their loved ones murdered by these insurgent thugs. They need to find the courage and pride that Saddam's regime beat out of them so many years ago. Once they realize that Saddam is not coming back, maybe then they will do what is needed and stand up for their own freedom and we can leave. Until then, we will have to play "playground monitor" to make sure the bullies don't beat up the other kids.

 

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