Our Children Is Finally Learning

From Holden:

Via Rorschach America may be waking up a bit.

Nearly half of Americans say the war in Iraq has hurt what the White House calls its ”war on terror”–the highest percentage since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003–according to a major new poll released Thursday in the immediate aftermath of the latest bomb attacks in London.

The survey, by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, also showed that 49 percent of respondents now believe that Washington should set a timetable for withdrawing from Iraq. President George W. Bush opposes such a move, as did 45 percent of the 1,502 American adults surveyed July 13-17.


Forty-five percent of Americans believe that the war in Iraq has increased the chances of terrorist attacks in the United States, up from 36 percent last October, the Pew survey said.

By contrast, 22 percent of citizens said they agreed with Bush that the Iraq war has lessened the chances of terrorist attacks on home soil.

A new low of 27 percent of the public–and only 23 percent of political independents–said they believe that Bush has a plan for bringing the Iraq war to a successful end. However, 64 percent said they now believe that Bush has no clear plan.


On whether and when to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq, a slim majority said American forces should remain until the situation in Iraq has stabilized. Forty-three percent said the troops should be brought home as soon as possible.