I suppose I should take some solace in the latest Bush polls. In particular, this.
For the first time, a majority of Americans, 51%, say the Bush administration deliberately misled the public about whether Iraq had weapons of mass destruction — the central justification given for invading. The administration’s credibility on the issue has been steadily eroding since 2003 after stores of the weapons weren’t found.
Just a couple of days ago I was discussing the latest polls with a coworker, and this particular one was cited. The first words out of my mouth were "Yeah, some of us knew that two years ago." I suppose I should be glad that at least some people are starting to wake up to what’s happened. And, oddly enough, it’s the same percentage that Bush won in the popular vote in 2004. So, it’s almost like some Bush voters from 2004 have started to rethink their support of Bush & Co.
At the same time, this feels like familiar territory. Years ago, when I gave up alcohol but didn’t give up going to parties, etc., I often found myself in the position of caretaker to one or two folks who’d imbibed a bit too much. Sometimes they got sick all over themselves and their surroundings, or just wreck the place in general. Invariably, they’d wake up survey the mess and say something to the effect of "Boy, was I drunk last night or what!?"
I’d usually respond with a weary and somewhat sarcastic "Yeah. No shit." Then maybe they’d even help clean up the mess.
Thats’ what reading polls like this reminds me of. It’s like millions of Americans just woke up and said "Boy were we drunk two years ago or what?!"
Yeah. No shit.