President Bush heads into his second term amid deep and growing public skepticism about the Iraq war, with a solid majority saying for the first time that the war was a mistake and most people believing that Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld should lose his job, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.I'd love to ask these people specific questions like, "How has it contributed to our long-term security?" for starters.
While a slight majority believe the Iraq war contributed to the long-term security of the United States, 70 percent of Americans think these gains have come at an "unacceptable" cost in military casualties. This led 56 percent to conclude that, given the cost, the conflict there was "not worth fighting" -- an eight-point increase from when the same question was asked this summer, and the first time a decisive majority of people have reached this conclusion.
The sea change is not surprising at all. The Bush voters, in particular, who may have went from supporting the war to being against it the last few weeks are no different than those in Congress, or pundits like William Kristol, who are more than willing to shout after November 2nd.
Live I've always said, "winning is all that matters" and since they've now won certain people are more than willing to act like they are taking a stance on an issue, in this case the Mistake in Iraq.
Btw, I don't support Rummy getting axed.