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.

3 comments:

Tic Tac Addict said...

More direct links are as follows:

Utah:

Senators http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm?State=UT

Representatives:

1st District http://www.house.gov/robbishop/contact/ (Use sidebar information as well)

2nd District
http://www.house.gov/cannon/contact.htm

3rd District
http://www.house.gov/matheson/contact.shtml
(Use bottom bar information as well)

Otherwise:

Senators:
http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

Representatives:
http://www.house.gov/writerep/

While it may be easy to find, you'd never want someone not to write because they cannot find contact information.

Further, send a letter or make a phone call. E-mail, as you should well know, is much easier to ignore.

It's nice to see some dissent in a "red" state.

CB said...

it is interesting to see those statistics i have enjoyed what you have wrote so far. see you on wednesday!

Radly Danger said...

I enjoyed this article. Good points and an awesome picture - but did you get permission from my sister before posting it?