Majority of Americans Anti-American
John Quiggins gets off a very funny line here:
In the leadup to the Iraq war, we were repeatedly told that anyone who disagreed with the rush to war, or criticised the Bush Administration, was Ã¢€œanti-AmericanÃ¢€. It now appears that the majority of Americans are anti-American. A string of polls has shown that most Americans now realise that Bush and his Administration lied to get them into the war and that it was a mistake to go to war. The latest, reported in the NYT is this one from the Pew Research Centre.
It’s true that a majority of those surveyed in some polls now thinks the Iraq War was a mistake. Oddly, though, not the poll cited here, which shows 56% of the general public thinking “Efforts to establish a stable democracy will succeed.”
More significantly though, who exactly was “told that anyone who disagreed with the rush to war, or criticised the Bush Administration, was ‘anti-American’?”