Friday, January 12, 2007

Snow and mirrors

The president understands you've got to have public support for whatever you do. The reason we're talking to the American public about the high stakes in Iraq and why it is absolutely vital to succeed is you've got to have public support. ...
-- Tony Snow,
White House Press Secretary,
January 11, 2006


Americans overwhelmingly oppose sending more U.S. forces to Iraq, according to a new AP-Ipsos poll that serves as a strong repudiation of President Bush's plan to send another 21,500 troops.

Fully 70 percent of Americans oppose sending more troops, ...
--AP-Ipsos poll,
January 11, 2006


Neither the president nor any of his acolytes thinks he needs public support at all. That first statement by Snow is simply ludicrous. But just to keep up a appearances, I guess we can all look forward to the PR blitz from the White House. This won't change American opinion at all, of course. The public seems fairly aware that Bush will do whatever he wants, or what is dictated to him by Prince Abdullah, regardless of public opinion.


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