Friday, September 23, 2005

The Unfolding of Miscalculations

[[W A R]] * On the eve of a major antiwar March on Washington, scheduled for Saturday in the nation’s capital, there’s still more bad news for the prez. Thirty-nine percent of Americans now think the Iraq war is going to turn into another Vietnam quagmire, according a new survey by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press. And nearly 6 in 10 want the Bush administration to establish a timetable for withdrawing U.S. troops from Saddam Hussein’s homeland, a rise of 8 points since July.

Meanwhile, a fresh CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll shows that 54 percent of Americans believe the United States will not win George W. Bush’s war in Iraq. Only 21 percent are confident of a U.S. victory, with another 22 percent saying that a win is probable. Thirty-two percent of respondents in this poll voiced confidence in Bush’s handling of the war, while 63 percent advocate a full or partial withdrawal of American troops from Iraq.

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