Beltway Dream Shattered: Americans Oppose Iraq Debacle In Record Numbers

Atrios points out that the fondest Beltway wish that the American People will turn around and start supporting the Iraq War, exemplified by Howie Kurtz and Michael Crowley of TNR, has been shattered:

Iraq war opposition at all-time high. New CNN poll released today finds:

Support for the war in Iraq has dropped to 31 percent and the 68 percent who oppose the war is a new record.

Despite the drop in violence in Iraq, only one quarter of Americans believes the U.S. is winning the war. There has been virtually no change in the past month in the number of Americans who believe that things are going badly for the U.S. in the war in Iraq.

Let the whining begin.

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    Tears in Tom Friedman's Eyes (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by scarshapedstar on Thu Nov 08, 2007 at 01:06:04 PM EST
    That leaves 7% of Americans who hate Bush but love the war. The incompetence dodge crowd is shrinking almost as quickly as the world is flattening, I guess.

    Iraq War Out of Fashion? (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by squeaky on Thu Nov 08, 2007 at 01:25:11 PM EST
    Time for the new latest and greatest fad:

    War with Iran.

    I agree (none / 0) (#3)
    by DA in LA on Thu Nov 08, 2007 at 02:30:55 PM EST
    This Iraq thing is boring, lets attack something else.

    over on the Thurs Open Thread, here.

    What do you think?


    Additive inverse property (none / 0) (#7)
    by Lora on Thu Nov 08, 2007 at 04:50:17 PM EST
    We can subtract one war if and only if we add another equal war.  Net change = zero.

    And Dems finally have (5.00 / 1) (#6)
    by Edger on Thu Nov 08, 2007 at 03:44:50 PM EST
    a brand new plan to pretend to want to end it with:
    "It will resemble what we have done before," Pelosi said at a press conference today. "`The same' is pretty different than what the president wants."

    In an interview, Hoyer quipped, "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again."

    Democrats hope they will win GOP support for ending the war by tying restrictions to funding, and by switching a mandate for withdrawing troops with a less stringent goal for withdrawal.

    ...Harry Reid (D-Nev.) punted when asked about his
    plans to take up a bridge fund.

    Aren't they great!

    is this the 31% (none / 0) (#5)
    by cpinva on Thu Nov 08, 2007 at 03:38:56 PM EST
    who are convinced that, somewhere under this pile of droppings, they'll find a pony?

    Contract with America (none / 0) (#8)
    by diogenes on Thu Nov 08, 2007 at 07:38:47 PM EST
    So let the ENTIRE Democratic ticket including congresspersons run in 2008 to pull out of Iraq on January 21, 2009.

    Contrarian? (none / 0) (#9)
    by Demi Moaned on Thu Nov 08, 2007 at 10:07:57 PM EST
    Found this at TPM. Pollster.com shows a sustained uptick in support for the war:
    It is too early, and the changes too modest, to declare this a "turning point" in opinion, but the changes are consistent enough to take a hard look and ponder if there is still potential for significant shifts over the next 52 weeks until Election Day 2008.

    The single most striking shift is the change in opinion about how the war in Iraq is going. After four and a half years of steady downward trends, there has been a reversal of direction since July.

    Attributed to General Petraeus? (none / 0) (#10)
    by oculus on Thu Nov 08, 2007 at 10:12:18 PM EST
    I don't think so (none / 0) (#12)
    by Demi Moaned on Fri Nov 09, 2007 at 02:38:59 PM EST
    Why do you say that?

    He seems to be the only person willing to (none / 0) (#13)
    by oculus on Fri Nov 09, 2007 at 02:44:04 PM EST
    speak for attribution on successes in Iraq.

    BTW:  did you see the diary on DK about castratis?  


    I did not (none / 0) (#14)
    by Demi Moaned on Tue Nov 20, 2007 at 09:33:50 PM EST
    Was it any good? (Sorry for the delay in replying.)

    Why do (none / 0) (#11)
    by TomStewart on Fri Nov 09, 2007 at 02:26:20 AM EST
    Americans hate America?