Friday, April 27, 2007

Polls Show Americans Agree With Democrats on Iraq

For people who spend so much time lately talking about how unpatriotic Harry Reid and Senate Democrats are for their drive to end the Iraq war, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and their Republican rubber-stampers in Congress seem blind to the fact that, for a long time, the vast majority of the American people have sided with Democrats and the troops on this and against them.

The latest evidence is the CBS News/New York Times poll released yesterday showing that most of us believe Bush's handling of Iraq is abysmal, that Congress should have more of a say than Bush on troop levels at this point and that we need to set a deadline by which we will withdraw our forces from the Iraqi civil war.

Here's a look at some results:

Should U.S. set timetable for Iraq withdrawal in 2008?

Yes . . . . . 64 percent
. . . . . 32 percent

Who should have final say over Iraq troop levels?

George W. Bush
. . . . . 35 percent
. . . . . 57 percent

Bush's handling of Iraq

. . . . . 24 percent
. . . . . 71 percent

We're still investigating reports that the same 24 percent who approve of what Bush has done with Iraq also believe that the guys MSNBC's Chris Hansen nails on his To Catch A Predator show, really did just show up to help the 13-year-old boys and girls with their homework.

In a more general judgment of the worst president in U.S. history, the poll shows Bush's approval rating at a dismal 32 percent along with the following ratings in specific areas of his job:

. . . . . 42 percent
. . . . . 35 percent
. . . . . 33 percent
Energy Situation
. . . . . 27 percent

This poll, like all the others, shows that when Bush vetoes the Congressional mandate to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq, the script is already being written for how to run against every Republican in the House and Senate who votes to uphold that veto.

You know the old saying, you lie with dogs, you're gonna get fleas.