Saturday, January 13, 2007

The President Doesn't Care What We Think or Want!

Our “esteemed” President has proven once more that he couldn’t care less how the American people think or feel about his policies. A recent poll, see the following article, shows that two thirds of the American people are opposed to his new policy of sending more troops to Iraq. This isn’t news to the President as public opinion on Iraq is quite clearly against keeping our troops there for much longer much less sending more. So after all his careful consideration what does Pres. Bush decide to do? Ignore public opinion, ignore the message sent by the mid-term election and perhaps most importantly ignore almost all of the military experts and “go with his gut instinct” that tells him to send more troops. Frankly, if I had a gut instinct like our Presidents I would, one never gamble and two run background checks on everyone I trusted! Bush pays lip service to the idea that he actually cares what the country thinks, he gives speeches saying he does, but when it comes right down to it he has more respect for his dogs opinions than he does for the citizens of America.

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Two out of three Americans oppose President Bush's plan to send more troops to Iraq, a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll released Friday indicates.
Nearly two-thirds of those polled also say Bush has no clear plan for Iraq.
While his numbers have inched up slightly on that question since the previous poll last week, Bush's address to the nation Wednesday night seems to have made little difference.
Nearly half of those who saw the speech say their minds were not changed, while the rest are evenly split over whether they'd be more or less likely to support his policies.
This is the first poll gauging Americans' positions on the strategy following Bush's address. The telephone survey of 1,093 adult Americans was conducted Thursday. The sampling error on all the questions in the poll is plus or minus 3 percentage points.

In his Wednesday evening address, Bush said he would send more than 20,000 additional troops to help the embattled government of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Malaki secure Baghdad, the scene of intense sectarian violence, and other regions roiled by the Sunni-backed insurgency.
Bush also said he would request billions of more dollars to fund reconstruction efforts.
The president argued that the increase in troop strength would the best chance to succeed in a war the U.S. cannot afford to lose.
But Americans, the poll indicates, do not see it that way. Asked their positions on sending more troops to Iraq, 66 percent of respondents said they oppose the move, while 32 percent said they favor it.
Half the respondents said they "strongly oppose" sending more troops, while 16 percent "moderately oppose." Only 19 percent "strongly favor" sending additional troops, and 13 percent "moderately favor" the idea


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