Friday, July 22, 2005

American Public Negative on Bush's Iraq Policy 64-34!

Harris (by way of Bloomberg) has the bad news for El Presidente. Check out the percentage of people who have confidence that Dubya can make the Iraq situation come out well. (Hint: It's BELOW 25%).

Ever think about what things would have been like if Bush had announced he wanted to (effectively) abolish Social Security before the last election? Or if the Rove scandal had hit last September, instead of now? Dontcha kinda think Georgie would be back at his faux ranch in Crawford full time?


Lance said...

"Less than a quarter of those polled, 23 percent, said they were confident the U.S. policies in Iraq would be successful, down from 26 percent in May, according to the poll."

And Aldous Huxley would agree with the majority on this topic:

"...No people that passes abruptly from a state of subservience under the rule of a despot to the completely unfamiliar state of political independence can be said to have a fair chance of making democratic institutions work. Again, no people in a precarious economic condition has a fair chance of being able to govern itself democratically. Liberalism flourishes in an atmosphere of prosperity and declines as declining prosperity makes it necessary for the government to intervene in the affairs of its subjects..."

- From Brave New World Revisited, published in 1960

Joseph said...

Sadly, I'm afraid Huxley's quote is indeed highly applicable.