Despite the fact that the Bushies have been bragging about Bush's rise in the polls, the latest Angus-Reid poll results just aren't very encouraging for anyone. Here:
- Fewer adults in the United States believe their government’s handling of the coalition effort has been adequate, according to a poll by Harris Interactive. Only 20 per cent of respondents are confident that U.S. policies in Iraq will be successful, down nine points in two years.
The coalition effort against Saddam Hussein’s regime was launched in March 2003. At least 2,708 American soldiers have died during the military operation, and more than 20,400 troops have been wounded in action.
In December 2005, Iraqi voters renewed their National Assembly. In May, Shiite United Iraqi Alliance member Nouri al-Maliki officially took over as prime minister.
On Sept. 25, Democratic New York senator Hillary Rodham Clinton discussed the situation in Iraq, saying, "The Bush-Cheney administration has stretched our military to the brink, stretched the facts to fit their ideology and stretched the patience of the American people with rhetoric instead of results." 53 per cent of respondents think Iraq will have a civil war in the next six months.