Friday, November 14, 2003

Beginning to Wake Up?

A new poll suggests that Americans are beginning to wake up to the fact that they were duped over the Iraq war.

An overwhelming majority of those polled, 87 percent, said the Bush administration portrayed Iraq as an imminent threat before the war, and 58 percent said the administration did not have evidence for this.

In fact, 55 percent think "Bush decided to go to war on the basis of assumptions that were ... incorrect," according to the poll by the Program on International Policy Attitudes at the University of Maryland.

Six in 10 say the U.S. government should have taken more time to find out if Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. Troops have found little evidence to validate most of the Bush administration's assertions before the war that Iraq had active chemical, biological and nuclear weapons programs.

So far only 21% think that the administration knew that the bad intelligence was in fact false, but I'm betting that will change too.

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