Bush Approval Rate on Iraq Sinks to 26%

The latest USA Today/Gallup poll shows Bush's approval level on Iraq has sunk to its lowest level of his presidency -- 26%.

It also found that Americans want Democrats to have "more control over the direction of the nation.

Among the findings:

Nearly half of those surveyed say the United States can't achieve its goals in Iraq regardless of how many troops it sends. One in four say U.S. goals can be achieved only with an increase in troop numbers.

Eight in 10 say the war has gone worse than the Bush administration expected. Of those people, 53% say Bush deserves "a great deal" of blame; 41% place a great deal of blame on Iraqi political leaders.

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    26% (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by Edger on Mon Jan 08, 2007 at 08:57:48 PM EST
    Iraq War and the American Peasant
    By Christopher King
    Redress, January 8, 2007
    Christopher King explores the phenomenon of the American peasant - that segment of US society which, through suspension of all critical faculties and indifference to the truth, defy logic and evidence by supporting the war against Iraq.

    ...the major segment of quiet peasants who believed uncritically what they were told and supported the war by their compliance. I am speaking of a peasant state of mind. We cannot blame our historical peasant for poor judgment or lack of knowledge. He cannot help his position. The American peasant has no such excuse.

    The infallible test for identifying a peasant is whether he believed that Saddam was behind the 9/11 attack. It is an unarguable fact, widely known for years, that Saddam was not behind it, yet large numbers of Americans to this day think that he was. In linking Saddam with 9/11, President Bush simply lied, for reasons that seemed good to him, but his lies are not my concern. I am concerned that he never produced evidence and it was widely publicised at the time that there was no such evidence, yet much of the country believed him. The highest proportion of believers were, and still are, Fox News viewers. Fox News, the principal channel to assert a link between Saddam and 9/11, is owned by Rupert Murdoch, a Jewish Zionist. From a Zionist perspective, that was clever misinformation, aimed at an audience that would accept it. But why would anyone accept it? Only by suspension of all critical faculties, curiosity about American society, the wider world and indeed, one's information provider. I would also add indifference to the truth, which is crucial in matters of warfare and the lives of men. The American peasant cannot protect his country as he believes he is doing because by his indifference, ignorance and credulity he cannot differentiate truth from falsehood.

    Amen (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by aw on Mon Jan 08, 2007 at 09:16:32 PM EST
    Amen (1.00 / 1) (#5)
    by Wile ECoyote on Tue Jan 09, 2007 at 04:34:51 AM EST
    to the Jooz being the deep, dark problem?

    No (5.00 / 1) (#7)
    by aw on Tue Jan 09, 2007 at 07:46:13 AM EST
    Amen to a really fine characterization of the 26%.

    The American peasant cannot protect his country as he believes he is doing because by his indifference, ignorance and credulity he cannot differentiate truth from falsehood.

    And (5.00 / 1) (#8)
    by aw on Tue Jan 09, 2007 at 08:06:07 AM EST
    I don't see the Jews and the Israelis as being one and the same.  (I hate to have to make the point that I have Jews in the family to "prove" I don't hate them, but there it is.)

    I do see the interests of big oil and the neocons converging in Iraq/Iran.  Those interests are being put ahead of our own national security and we shouldn't be sacrificing lives for them.

    I wish everyone who thinks we should be at war for Israeli interests would just come out and say it.


    edger - message for Christopher (1.00 / 2) (#4)
    by jimakaPPJ on Mon Jan 08, 2007 at 10:29:21 PM EST
    owned by Rupert Murdoch, a Jewish Zionist.

    Aw Christopher... We know you well.


    yet much of the country believed him (none / 0) (#6)
    by Edger on Tue Jan 09, 2007 at 06:57:36 AM EST
    "The essence of propaganda consists in winning people over to an idea so sincerely, so vitally, that in the end they succumb to it utterly and can never escape from it."

    -- Goebbels

    Democratic Presidential Wanna-bes need to step up. (5.00 / 1) (#3)
    by jerry on Mon Jan 08, 2007 at 09:19:37 PM EST
    I think Bill Clinton had it right when he said that last November voters gave Dems the chance to lead.  Now is the chance to show them that leadership.

    Any presidential wanna-be must be held to their votes on the Iraq escalation.

    Trying to keep score here (none / 0) (#9)
    by scarshapedstar on Tue Jan 09, 2007 at 12:20:38 PM EST
    Does this count as a loss in the Grand Arena of Ideas yet?

    heh heh (none / 0) (#10)
    by jondee on Tue Jan 09, 2007 at 12:40:52 PM EST
    I wonder if the suprisingly articulate Hiram Evans had any pertinent quotes about our semitic friends.

    The ideas (or "idears" if you're a base member) score was already registered pretty well in Nov.

    Of course, some say (with no proof whatsoever), that the neothugs enablers lost because "we aren't bombing enough" lol.

    The Mendoza Line is approaching (none / 0) (#11)
    by Dadler on Tue Jan 09, 2007 at 05:06:31 PM EST
    Will his political batting average with the public drop to .200?  If anyone has a shot it's Dubya -- he's certainly got the right "skill" set to sink that far.

    I think he has a clue, Kash (none / 0) (#13)
    by Edger on Wed Jan 10, 2007 at 09:28:53 AM EST
    He just doesn't care.

    World Poverty (none / 0) (#14)
    by Mstessyrue on Thu Jun 28, 2007 at 10:03:19 PM EST
    Probably not a lot of people are surprised by the president's low approval ratings.   The main cause of President's Bush's ratings is obviously the war in Iraq.  I believe the people in this country are fed up with Bush's senseless war and the lack of domestic policies.  There are much more important issues in this world that the US should be taking part in, such as global poverty.  According to the Borgen Project, whose goal is to fight global poverty, US is one of the nations pledged in the Millennium Development Project.  MDP is aimed at eliminating world poverty in half by the year 2015.  However, this country has done anything but reducing poverty.  The war on "terror" has created more poverty, more hunger and more violence within Iraq and the United States.  It is time for this country's president to rethink the direction where this great nation is going.  Perhaps the second lowest approval rating since Watergate will be a wake up call to President Bush.