Bring Them Home.
A new CBS News Poll showed yesterday that “Americans are increasingly dissatisfied with the Iraq war, President Bush and the Congress, as well as the overall direction of the country.”
More Americans than ever before, 77 percent, say the war is going badly, up from 66 percent just two months ago. Nearly half, 47 percent, say it’s going very badly.
While the springtime surge in U.S. troops to Iraq is now complete, more Americans than ever are calling for U.S. forces to withdraw. Sixty-six percent say the number of U.S. troops in Iraq should be decreased, including 40 percent who want all U.S. troops removed. That’s a 7-point increase since April.
Bring Them Home.
The CBS News Poll also showed that “a record number of Americans, 75 percent, believe the country is headed in the wrong direction.”
Only 19 percent think the U.S. is on the right track — the lowest number since CBS News first asked the question in 1983.
There’s also rising concern about America’s standing in the world.
Seven in 10 Americans say the United States is not respected around the world today. More than half say President Bush’s foreign policy has made world leaders less likely to cooperate with the U.S.; just 10 percent say he’s made foreign leaders more agreeable.
The Center for American Progress adds:
Does the public believe the situation in Iraq has been improving in the last several months?
As the chart below shows, the answer is clearly no. In the early June NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, a mere 10 percent thought the situation in Iraq had improved in the last three months, compared to 54 percent who thought the situation had gotten worse and 33 percent who thought it had remained the same.
The American public opinion will continue to grow against Bush’s War until he gets it is time to: Bring Them Home.