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 Post subject: RECORD NUMBER OF AMERICANS WANT WAR IN IRAQ TO END
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 8:28 pm 
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GALLUP: 58% Want Pullout in Iraq Within 12 Months

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A record number of Americans now say that the Iraq war was a "mistake" and less than half say the U.S. can win the war, a record low number, according to a new Gallup/USA Today poll released today. Almost 6 out of 10 Americans (58%) want troops to be withdrawn within 12 months and only 13% support sending more.

Americans are in favor of congressional legislation that would set a timetable for withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Iraq, and 54% want to set a cap on the number of troops.

But only 37% back bills that would cut off funds for troop increases in Iraq and 44% want to revoke authority for the war granted in 2002.

Over three-quarters of Americans support Congress both requiring U.S. troops to come home from Iraq if Iraqi leaders fail to reduce violence in that country and also requiring U.S. troops who served in Iraq to remain home for one year before being redeployed there.

A partisan divide remains. Only 29% of Republicans say the war was a mistake, vs. 84% of Democrats.

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Doesn't look like the Senate is listening to We the People:

US Senate rejects Democrat Iraq withdrawal plan

The US Senate Thursday rejected a plan by the Democratic majority to set a timetable to withdraw US troops from Iraq by late March 2008, but agreed a separate resolution voicing support for the forces.

The Senate rejected the measure formulated by the Democratic leadership by 50 votes to 48, in the latest showdown between Congress's Democratic leaders and Republican backers of President George W. Bush.

The bill fell short of a simple majority and the 60-vote supermajority needed to overcome Republican procedural hurdles and pass out of the Senate.

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Maybe they'll listen to things like this:

Thousands at Pentagon: 'US Out of Iraq Now'

Tens of thousands of protesters marched to the Pentagon's doorstep Saturday demanding "US out of Iraq Now," ahead of the fourth anniversary of the US invasion.

Demonstrators from across the United States gathered in a cold winter day to descend on the US Defense Department offices and decry the conflict that has killed more than 3,200 US soldiers and tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians.

Former US attorney general Ramsey Clark called for Bush's impeachment, while Cindy Sheehan, who lost a son in Iraq, demanded a US withdrawal
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Who would have thought Clark would have been an outspoken critic of this war and the administration. There's hope for these rightwingnuts to come to their senses and see how ignorant they have become by admitting that their worldview is flawed and they really need to heed the message of 'Love thy Neighbour" and not to see him as an enemy, but as a potential friend and ally.

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Poll: Anti-war sentiment grows in Americans 50 and over

As the war in Iraq steadily plummets in popularity, opposition has grown mostly among Americans older than 50 and Democrats, survey results released Monday show.

When President Bush announced March 19, 2003, that U.S.-led forces had begun military attacks, 15 percent of Americans 50 and older strongly opposed the invasion, compared to 18 percent younger than 50.

Four years later, the fighting is opposed by 52 percent of Americans 50 and older, and by 42 percent younger than 50.

The CNN poll of 1,027 adults was conducted by Opinion Research Corp. March 9-11. It shows that support for the war has dropped 40 percentage points since 2003, while the number of Americans who say they strongly oppose the war has doubled.

Just after the war began, 72 percent of Americans said they favored the war; today only 32 percent do.

More than six in 10 people oppose the war, and nearly half say they strongly oppose it. Four years ago only one in five said they were strongly against the war.

These are poll results for those who identify with political parties, comparing sentiments in 2003 and today:


Twenty-eight percent of Democrats then, compared to 69 percent now.


Twenty-one percent of Independents in 2003; 47 percent now.


Three percent of Republicans then; 15 percent now.


http://www.truthdig.com/eartotheground/ ... urns_four/

http://www.truthdig.com/eartotheground/ ... _dc_rally/

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