Tuesday, November 29, 2005
We Are Not Anti-War, We're Anti-Iraq
It's certain that the President gets blamed for too many things.
However, the nature of the beast is that if you're the poster child for a key issue, it's probably going to be you who gets blamed.
Confidence for President Bush is floating around the 37 percent range. The following are the results of a CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll taken Nov. 11-13, 2005 of Adults nationwide.
63 percent do not approve of the President's handling of the Iraq War
54 percent believes that it was a mistake to invade Iraq.
38 percent believe that the war has been worth the cost.
63 percent want to bring home our troops within the next year regardless of a stable government.
32 percent are confident that Iraq will be able to create a stable government.
The American people are not stupid. We live in a popular sovereignty where power is given by the consent of the governed. It is evident that the greater majority of people in the United States do not support, and do not have confidence in Iraq's future.
NPR has a great timeline about Iraq and I suggest that everyone read it.
Also, Fox News has a story by the Associated Press about former Secretary of State Colin Powell's Chief of Staff. The story reveals Powell's reservations about invading Iraq and the lack of information justifying the invasion.
Like I said above, the President cannot be blamed for everything. The President can hardly do anything without the approval of Congress. So, I suggest that if you've read this blog that you contact your senators and representative to ask them sincere questions about Iraq if you have them and to voice your opposition if you oppose the war.
There is no easy solution to Iraq. I affirm the conservative sentiment that now that we have invaded Iraq that we cannot simply leave them to crumble. However, we are a sovereign nation, and if being in Iraq is not in our best interests, than our best strategy is to figure out how to leave Iraq as soon as possible without it then becoming a greater danger.
Posted by Heather Swallow at 1:09 PM