Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Polling Numbers on War

Last night I heard Andrew Kohut of Pew Polling suggest that a marked down turn is becoming discernible in the US public support for the war in Iraq. He also suggested that much greater doubt exists now in the public mind about the justifications of the the war, like WMD. This could offer some hope that, as happened in Viet Nam, the deaths and killings will cause the general public to raise political and civil objections to government policies. When LBJ pulled out of the presidential election in 1968, he was simply counting the fall off of support. Bush is not up for re-election, of course, but perhaps the change in US thinking can begin to shift the blind endorsements that have been given to this administration. So much - including so many human beings - at stake!