Thursday, January 22, 2004
SUPPORT FOR IRAQ WAR CONTINUES TO RISE In the Guardian of two days ago (sorry, paperboy was rather late and I don't bother reading the online version), a most recent poll was released that shows that public support for the toppling of Saddam has risen further from 47% on November 18th to 53% now. Rather ironic given that in the time the doubts about the wmd claims have strengthened and the number of people who believe Blair lied about the issue also rose. On the other hand Saddam's capture may have shifted public perceptions; so could have Libya's offer to disarm itself, in part a result of the invasion. Meanwhile post facto opposition to the invasion remained at 41%.