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your field manual to peace operations, FM 3-07.31...,
So I can stop looking it up everytime I'm in an argument regarding the disposition of the public with somebody who wants to yoke Iraq around their neck rather than the fanatics who, you know, were calling that half of the public america-hating saddam-lovers for two years:
1. Would you support or oppose the war against Iraq if the US waged war without significant UN or international support?
(March 14-15, 2003, zogby) support/oppose/DK: 47/49/5
21. Should the United States take military action against Iraq fairly soon, or should the United States wait and give the United Nations and weapons inspectors more time?
Take action soon/Give inspectors time/DK: (March 7-9, 2003, CBS) 44/52/4
This amount of opposition always impressed me, considering how a wide majority thought or wasn't sure whether Saddam was "personally involved" in 9/11 at the time.
Speakin o' polls, something has snapped. Like a tear in the fabric of space-time its very self.
:: posted by buermann @ 2007-01-23 09:42:36 CST |
I have a vivid memory of standing on the sidewalk during our weekly vigil in the months leading up to the war, and of the woman next to me asking, "How much of the public do you think we represent?" I said that, locally (western Virginia), we were probably a third or a little more, with a pretty solid 40-45 percent with Bush, and the rest swinging with events: against the war as long as it looked possible for war to be avoided, with it as it became clear it was inevitable.
I finished by saying I thought that was a very encouraging level of hard-core opposition considering the state of fear the country had been kept in by this government and the cheerleading media. She seemed to take a bit of encouragement from that, so I didn't share the other thought in my mind right then: "We're going to be right here on this sidewalk years from now, with public opinion clearly on our side."
posted by Nell
@ 2007-01-23 15:47:10 | link