70 PERCENT

70 PERCENT: That’s the percentage of Americans who support President Bush’s ultimatum for going to war without the United Nations if Saddam doesn’t relent, according to a post-speech WaPo-ABC News poll. Such polls are misleading, of course, in that they always spike after a presidential speech and don’t measure intensity of support or the depth of people’s understanding of the issues. Still, an effective rebuttal to the claims of the anti-war side that the crowds at their rallies show a lack of public support.

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James Joyner
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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.