Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Next time, keep him alive

By Creature

Maybe Bush would we prefer we poll them over there so he doesn't have to read poll numbers like this over here:

Americans increasingly see the war in Iraq as distinct from the fight against terrorism, and nearly half believe President Bush has focused too much on Iraq to the exclusion of other threats, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.

The finding that 51 percent of those surveyed see no link between the war in Iraq and the broader antiterror effort was a jump of 10 percentage points since June. It came despite the regular insistence of Mr. Bush and Congressional Republicans that the two are intertwined and should be seen as complementary elements of an overall strategy to prevent domestic terror attacks.

The Bushies have been unable to blame the violence in Iraq on al Qaeda as convincingly as they had before the killing of al-Zarqawi. They killed their bogeyman. They killed their creation. They killed their central go-to terror guy. I'm sure someone in the White House is kicking themselves for not using the Osama theory on Zarqawi. That is, keep you terror figurehead alive so a finger can be pointed and their actions justified.

That being said, it's amazing that that number is still only 51 percent.

For more on this war that is incomprehensible I send you to the Anonymous Liberal.

(Cross-posted at State of the Day.)

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