One last comment on the ISG.
In all the news reports and in today's roundup of the papers,
there's a continuing meme that the nation is "sharply divided" over Iraq.
Says who.If you'll remember
, the American people aren't all that divided. A solid majority believe that Bush lied to them and that we should set a timetable for withdrawal. The trend in this polling has been steadily running against continuing the war, which is why Washington is even reacting at all. And then of course there's that other poll
called the 2006 election, which seemed pretty clear.
Despite that solid factual evidence politicans, pundits and the media continue to repeat the nonsense that the nation is divided on the issue. It's just not true, as is a lot of stuff you hear on the Teevee and read in the major media. The only thing that is sharp
in the whole issue is the pain felt by all those who have been Bush cheerleaders and who now are eating a serious dose of crow, or at least having the dish served to them and facing having to eat it.