Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Poll: Americans' Support for Iraq War slipping

"The Ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over it by the good peole."

Martin Luther King
Shouldn't we Bring Them Home?

Dec 20, 2004 — WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A majority of Americans now say the war in Iraq was not worth fighting, a view that has driven down the ratings of both President Bush and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll released on Monday.

Fifty-six percent of those questioned, a new high, agreed that the cost of the war outweighs the benefits and is not worth it. That a gain of seven percentage points from a poll conducted in July.

Fifty-seven percent said they disapprove of the way Bush is handling the situation in Iraq and 53 percent disapprove of the way Rumsfeld is handling his job, according to the survey.

However, 60 percent said the Iraqi elections scheduled for late January should go forward regardless of the security situation.

The poll also found that despite growing dissatisfaction with Iraq, most Americans, 58 percent, still say U.S. forces should remain there until order is restored.

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