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Old 06-22-2004, 10:49 AM   #1
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Bush losing ground on War on Terror approval

"For the first time in ABC News/Washington Post polls, more than half of Americans, 52 percent, say the Iraq war was not worth fighting. Seven in 10 call U.S. casualties there 'unacceptable,' a new high. And there's been a steady slide in belief that the war has enhanced long-term U.S. security; 51 percent now say so, down 11 points this year."

"Bush, moreover, has weakened in his once-strongest area. Approval of his handling of the U.S. campaign against terrorism has fallen to 50 percent, its lowest yet -- down eight points in the last month and 29 points below its immediate postwar peak. In a hazardous turn of fortune for Bush, Democrat John Kerry now runs evenly with him in trust to handle terrorism; Bush had led by 13 points on this issue a month ago, and by 21 points the month before."


(From today's War Room at Salon.)

Well, this is not good news for Bush. I think the last item is probably the most damning. I bet there's someone going to start thawing Osama's head as we speak.
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Politically this is bad.

I hope we don't address terrorism based on polls
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I still dont see a terrorist strike on US soil, sadly the masses never realize that the safety and freedom they enjoy is because of the sacrifice of their fighting men and women.
/sniff
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...sadly the masses never realize that the safety and freedom they enjoy is because of the sacrifice of their fighting men and women.
I really donīt know how this is related to the subject. According to the polls 'the masses' disapprove of the way Bush is handling the War on Terror, not of the military.
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yeah but they fail to reciognize that a reason they are in a condition of relative safety is because of Bush's descisions as POTUS such as Afghanistan and Iraq. If they don't believe in these wars then to them the sacrifice of the soldiers is pointlesss and hence does not contribute to their safety and security.
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Re: Bush losing ground on War on Terror approval

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Bush, moreover, has weakened in his once-strongest area
What's his strongest area now?
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Right, so you assume they (the masses) don't agree with these two conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq and you translated that into the notion that "the masses never realize ... men and women"?

That doesn't sound very logical but I guess it's just a matter of phrasing.

Btw what's POTUS?
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I really donīt know how this is related to the subject. According to the polls 'the masses' disapprove of the way Bush is handling the War on Terror, not of the military.
Bizzare as this sounds...its about how I feel.

While I agree with the action he has taken, I am not certain I agree with the manner in which it was conducted.

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When the conventions are held, we will see how things poll out. I do believe the economy is doing well. My counter stocks have slowed way down and my other stocks are doing better.

I am guessing, barring a terrorist attack, that if the economy continues to turn around, that will be a huge issue.

My gut, however, tells me we are about to see a LARGE turnout at the polls in NOV. and I believe the President will lose.
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Re: Bush losing ground on War on Terror approval

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What's his strongest area now?
Being a reactionary right-wing bigot that panders to his extremist Christian hate blocs.

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Catchy, huh!?!
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I am trying to say that when people wake up each morning and have a peaceful day they cannot link it too what is going on in Iraq or Afghanistan, they take it for granted - its as if September 11 has drifted into a distant memory, 2 1/2 years is a lifetime in the internet age. It is why I feel support for the war on terror is slippery, people cannot see the direct results of it and loose sight of the geopolitical importance of millitary and diplomatic action. Either way its how I think and I want to say it - I Love Freedom.
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Re: Re: Bush losing ground on War on Terror approval

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Being a reactionary right-wing bigot that panders to his extremist Christian hate blocs.

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You repeat this frequently. Do you have any "extremist Christian hat blocs" in mind?
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I still dont see a terrorist strike on US soil, sadly the masses never realize that the safety and freedom they enjoy is because of the sacrifice of their fighting men and women.
/sniff
Nothing to do with this poll.

Anyways how do you prove that the way Bush handled it has increased our safety? The events after 9/ 11 could have been handled many different ways, how are you to predict that this one made it any safer than any other? We could have handled it completely different and gotten less casualties or a lot more casualties. You don't know! So before you start spouting off about the masses try and have something to back up what you are saying. The masses aren't happy with how it's being handled, period. It says nothing else about where they stand with the war on terrorism.
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