We must fight the far-left majority fringe


Sixty percent of Americans oppose the U.S. war in Iraq, the highest number since polling on the subject began with the commencement of the war in March 2003, according to poll results and trends released Wednesday.

And a majority of poll respondents said they would support the withdrawal of at least some U.S. troops by the end of the year, according to results from the Opinion Research Corporation poll conducted last week on behalf of CNN. The corporation polled 1,047 adult Americans by telephone.

Christ almighty, those hippie McGovernite dead-enders are everywhere. Not to worry; this out-of-the-mainstream 60% is only deluding itself if it thinks it can ever achieve any sort of electoral influence.


4 thoughts on “We must fight the far-left majority fringe

  1. Ananth

    That stat is completely misleading. You are confusing people who are anti-losing as being anti-war. If things on the ground change and perception is better, that number will drop by a third rather quickly.

  2. Steve

    I? Confusing things? Let’s ask Tony Snow, well-known spokesperson for the Bush administration. Tony Snow, am I confusing things?

    This is a defining moment in some ways for the Democratic Party. I know a lot of people have tried to make this a referendum on the President; I would flip it. I think instead it’s a defining moment for the Democratic Party, whose national leaders now have made it clear that if you disagree with the extreme left in their party they’re going to come after you. And it is probably worth trying to trace through some of the implications of that position, because it is clearly going to be one of the central issues as we get ready for the election campaign this year, that is, the mid-term elections.

    First, let’s think about Iraq. One of the positions is that we need to leave Iraq — we need to do it on a timetable, and we need to do it soon. It’s worth walking through the consequences of that position.

    He then goes on to walk through the consequences of that position, wrapping it up with this thoughtful conclusion:

    A white flag, in short, means a white flag in the war on terror.

    So the White House implies that wanting a timetable for withdrawl is an extreme-left position, and then explicitly states that wanting a timetable for withdrawl means surrender to the forces of terrorism.

    60% of Americans, then, are extreme-left surrender monkeys. At least, according to the White House.

    Also this:

    If things on the ground change and perception is better, that number will drop by a third rather quickly.

    Is hilarious. “If the war wasn’t a disaster, people wouldn’t think it was a disaster.” True enough, my friend, true enough.

  3. Ananth

    don’t put words in my mouth, disaster is your pov. You’ve already made it clear that even if Iraq ends up like Japan, you would still think that the war was not worth it, so anything less than an optimal situation is going to be a disaster to you.

  4. Steve

    Japan? Shit, at this point I’d settle for Yugoslavia.

    We’ve lost. The question now is when we admit it, and allow the U.S. armed forces to finally leave Iraq, in worse shape than it was in when we invaded, and get on with the years-long business of rebuilding.

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