We are the 99%

October 18, 2007

Iraq: Getting Better or Worse?

There's a new gallup poll out on just this question (h/t to Talkingpointssmemo on this).

I bring the news to you so that in your daily lives, when you're faced with a citizen of winguttia, you can look him or her straight in the eye and say, "Uh, no."

Of the REPUBLICANS polled, only about one third (34%) said things are getting better in Iraq. Leaving, of course, the other two thirds who think things are either the same or getting worse. It breaks down this way: 37% think things are about the same and 27% think things are worse. Again these are the REPUBLICANS we're talking about here.

Only a third of them think things are getting better in dubya's war. Surges? We don't need no stinkin surges!

So next time you stumble across one and he (or she) tries to tell you about how much better things are over there, you can remind your newly found friend that that's a minority view among God's Own Party.

More numbers:

Only about a sixth of those polled think things are getting better (16%) while a majority (53%) things are getting worse. A little under a third (30%) think things are the same.

Again, what surge? Wasn't there a surge that was supposed to clear everything up?

And of course, 60% think it was a mistake to send troops into Iraq.

It would be nice to have a Congress that agrees with the American People.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

John K. says: You are so invested in defeat of US forces you cannot accept success of any type. That is just pitiful. This just further strengthens the argument that the left does not have the best interests of the US at heart. Pitiful!

EdHeath said...

Actually, it might have been better if the title of the post was "Iraq: seen as getting better or worse". Polls don't show reality, they show people's percetion of it.

At least John K wasn't "lol"-ing.

Anonymous said...

John K. says: I am crying too much to LOL. I tried to be a good american and support the president, but I can't join the military and fight for what Rush believes because I am a koward.
I want the soldiers to die for me. No LOL right now because I feel the last bit of my soul gasping for air.

Schmuck Shitrock said...

We need ship all those defeatist Republican leftists -- 2/3 of them -- to Guantanamo Bay.

Anonymous said...

John K. says: Ship Republicans to Gitmo. You lefties tried that with Limbaugh. He stuck it right up your butts. Is Iraq getting better. You bet. First new hospital in Basra since 1980 under construction. 22 New primary care clinics opened up in Baghdad. And there is more but why post it. When you are a lefty and have an agenda rooted in defeat what does it matter. It doesn't fit the agenda. How about that Pete Stark fellow. You lefties going to censue him. Run another Gen Petreaus ad in the NY Times. That works. ABC, C. Gibson, no news at all on Iraq. No bombings or US deaths or anything. The surge worked.

Schmuck Shitrock said...

All those Republicans are rooted in defeat. Two-thirds of them. BTW, John, which third of the Laughing Chickenhawk is NOT rooted in defeat? LMAO, ROFL, LOL, LOL, LOL I'm so funny, I just kill myself with mordant humor. Devastating, that's what I am! NO WINGNUT CAN STAND BEFORE MY PUNGENT, IRONIC ASSAULT!!!!!!!! HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!

BTW, I heard you were headed to New Jersey so that you could chortle in joy as each soldier's coffin rolls off the plane from Iraq. Is that true? Never mind. Don't bother answering. I don't want to interrupt your ongoing GI Death Celebration.

Anonymous said...

John K. says: You lefties are disgusting. Limbaugh raised 4.2 mil for a military charity. 2.1 mil of it his own funds. And yet not a peep. Instead you continue to degrade Limbaugh. And this after Pete Stark made his comments. You lefties have really deceived yourself. You say you support the military and you can't distinguish between Limbaugh and Stark. You left wing kooks don't support anything but your own power grab. And if the military or Limbaugh or me get in your way, then there is no lie you would not tell to obtain it. You're sinking fast. Grab onto Ravenstahl because that is about the only thing that will save you in this city.

Schmuck Shitrock said...

You're sounding a little shrill, a little desperate, Chickenhawk, a little bit as though you're starting to lose it. Please go back to the LOL stuff, which is so much more fun to mock.

Anonymous said...

John K says: 10-20-07 US Marines kill 49 in Sadr City. No US casualties. Kick Butt Marines. And all you lefties can do is whine about losing.

Anonymous said...

2 Marines killed in dubya's war9/10/07.
John K doesn't care about dead Marines.