RETREAT FROM REALITY….Results from a new Harris poll:
Half of Americans now say Iraq had weapons of mass destruction when the United States invaded the country in 2003 ? up from 36 percent last year….In addition, 64 percent say Saddam had “strong links” with al Qaeda….Fifty-five percent said that “history will give the U.S. credit for bringing freedom and democracy to Iraq.”….American confidence in the Iraqis has improved: 37 percent said Iraq would succeed in creating a stable democracy, up five points since November.
Amazing, isn’t it? As the prewar facts become clearer and Iraq spirals further into civil war, the American public becomes ever more withdrawn from reality. Even if complaints from us shrill liberal bloggers are dismissed, surely poll results like this should get the media pondering the question of whether they’re doing a very good job of reporting what’s really going on.