Whistling past the graveyard

Looking for even a pinprick of light at the end of the tunnel, the right wing warmongers, including radio talker Charlie Sykes, cite a new USA Today/Gallup poll to claim support for the Bush war effort is increasing.

It's pretty thin soup. Here's the for Sykes and Company:

In the latest USA TODAY/Gallup Poll, taken Friday through Sunday, the proportion of those who said the additional troops are "making the situation better" rose to 31% from 22% a month ago. Those who said it was "not making much difference" dropped to 41% from 51%.

About the same number said it was making things worse: 24% now, 25% a month ago.

The number of those who favor removing virtually all U.S. troops from Iraq by next April 1 has dropped a bit, though two-thirds of those surveyed still support the idea.

In the July survey, a record high of 62% had called the invasion of Iraq "a mistake." That view is now held by 57%, roughly where it's been for more than a year.


August 6, 2007 - 2:16pm