Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Heads Up Asses

I love polls showing how uninformed people are. Think Progress distills a recent Harris survey:
It seems the Bush administration's campaign of misinformation
and innuendo
in the days before the invasion of Iraq resonated deeply with
the American people. According to
a new poll
conducted by Harris:

- 47 percent believe that Saddam Hussein helped plan and support the
hijackers who attacked the U.S. on September 11, 2001 (up six percentage points
from November).

- 44 percent actually believe that several of the hijackers who attacked
the U.S. on September 11 were Iraqis (up significantly from 37% in

- 36 percent believe that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction when the
U.S. invaded (down slightly from 38% in November).


There is no evidence AT ALL for the first item. But I guess you can "believe" what you want to believe.

The second item is demonstrably false. We know who was on those planes and NONE OF THEM were Iraqi. Most were Saudis.

The third item is also faith-based since nothing has been found two years after the invasion, but it cannot be fully disproved since one can still hold out hope some large cache will be found buried in the desert.

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