Brief Analysis of the Latest Pew Research Center Report
Sixty three percent (63%) believe that Bush does not have a “clear plan for bringing the situation in Iraq to a successful conclusion" (as opposed to thirty percent (30%) that do believe he has a "clear plan"). But quite notably, by a margin of seventy one percent (71%) to eighteen percent (18%), the American public believes that the Democrats in Congress have not presented a “clear alternative for how to deal with the situation in Iraq.”
What does this all mean?
Quite clearly, it means the public is being ignored by our so-called leadership. It means, we the people, have decided-- the war is over! If sixty three percent (63%) believe George Bush is on the wrong track, and seventy one percent (71%) percent believe the Democrats offer nothing better-- it's safe to say our present leadership is failing us. The American public want an exit plan, but nobody is giving it to them.
The results also go to show that a substantial portion of the Americans dismiss the president's assertion that a timetable for withdrawal "will help the terrorists." After all, if fifty seven percent (57%) believe we should now set a timetable for withdrawal, then it's fair to say a clear majority either disagree with the president's reasoning, or believe the damage resulting from maintaining the status quo poses a greater risk than that caused by 'helping' the so-called terrorists. Either way, it's fair to say that 57% dismiss the 'help the terrorist' excuse/justification for whatever reason.
What do the people of America have to do for the "leaders" to pay attention?
The public is increasingly growing impatient with the occupation of Iraq. When will the "leaders" finally muster the courage to admit-- the war is over?
Meanwhile, a bomb went off in Iraq on Monday, killing ten people and injuring twenty others.....