Friday, August 24, 2007

They call this winning?

By Libby

I find it incomprehensible that five years into the occupation, the propaganda is still working. Who are these people who are so easily fooled by White House spin?
Thirty-nine percent (39%) of Americans now believe that the U.S. and its allies are winning the War on Terror. That’s up three points from a month ago and just a point shy of the highest level of confidence measured in 2007. The Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 32% now say the terrorists are winning. That’s down from 36% in July.

A breakdown of the stats reveals the majority of them are Republicans who apparently are still unwilling to admit their chosen president is an abject failure but a disturbing amount of independents and Democrats also seem to be buying the lies.

I don't know how anyone can even consider the question valid. Nobody is winning in this mess. All I see are losers all around. Iraq is falling apart, the Middle East is a roiling stew of uncertainty with the potential to explode into ravaging violence at any moment and the US is bleeding out troops and treasure at a pace that is destroying our strength at a time when we need it the most.

By every metric, the surge has failed. Our media fails to keep us informed. We need facts, but all we get is propaganda. Our world standing is in tatters and terrorists never had recruitment so easy. So by what criteria do these people believe we are achieving victory?

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