Here's Your Anti-War Extremists, Norah
The Yellow Dog Blog is here to help. So, Norah, before you go on the air and once again refer to Cindy Sheehan and the protestors in Crawford as "anti-war extremists," please have a look at numbers showing that the good people at Camp Casey are very much in the mainstream.
From the CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll of Aug. 5-7, 2005:
- 54 percent of Americans believe the United States made a mistake in sending troops to Iraq.
- 54 percent say it was not worth going to war in Iraq.
- 56 percent believe things are going either "moderately badly" or "very badly" in Iraq.
- 57 percent of respondents say that the war with Iraq has made the U.S. less safe from terrorism.
- 61 percent of Americans disapprove of the way Bush is handling the situation in Iraq.
- 64 percent say that the Iraq war has not made Americans safer from terrorism.
- Respondents were asked "When it comes to handling the situation in Iraq, do you approve or disapprove or have mixed feelings about the way George W. Bush is handling that issue?" 59 percent disapprove.
You're welcome. Now, please apologize to Coleen Rowley, who you blindsided on Hardball last night. Say you're sorry to Cindy Sheehan while you're at it.
Oh, and don't worry, the secret – and the incredible irony -- that you have a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy, is safe with me.