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February 16, 2006

55%: Iraq War A Mistake Iraq  Politics

New CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll:

"In view of the developments since we first sent our troops to Iraq, do you think the United States made a mistake in sending troops to Iraq, or not?"
Made a mistake: 55%
Did not: 42%

"Do you favor or oppose the U.S. war with Iraq?"

Favor: 40%
Oppose: 56%

I've commented on this before, but it's a remarkable feature of politics in America (and probably elsewhere) that as the majority comes around to agreeing with the position that progressives took from the outset, it never occurs to them that maybe progressives are people they ought to listen to in the future. They now find themselves agreeing with something that was transparently obvious to many of us, but it's as if they think we didn't come by the position honestly, that first you have to be wrong before you can be right. And so the next time we'll go through the whole process again. And the time after that.

Funny creatures, humans.

Posted by Jonathan at February 16, 2006 09:12 PM  del.icio.us digg NewsVine Reddit YahooMyWeb