Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Freedom on the march!

from the USA Today:

By Bill Nichols and Mona Mahmoud, USA TODAY

Support for the decision to go to war in Iraq has fallen to its lowest level since the campaign began in March 2003, according to a USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup Poll released Tuesday.

The patience of the American public is beginning to get worn down a little bit by how long this is taking," said Charles Pena, a military affairs analyst at the Cato Institute, a think tank in Washington. "While we have made progress ... I think people are just tired of this and want it to be over." The poll conducted Friday through Sunday asked 514 adults the question. The margin of error was +/—5 percentage points.

Public support peaked as Saddam Hussein's regime fell in 2003 when 76% of those polled said the war was worth it. The latest poll shows a drop in positive feelings sparked by Iraqi elections in January. In a similar poll taken Feb. 7-10, 48% said the war had been worth waging, while 50% said it had not been. Violence declined in the weeks after the election, but insurgents launched a wave of suicide bombings and attacks in recent weeks, raising concerns that violence will continue.

Comment: So we're apparently just a nation full of freedom-haters. I'm so ashamed.

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