It sure was discouraging being among the minority of people who opposed us starting the Iraq war back in 2003 when 72% of Americans were all for it, but with time comes vindication it seems as the number of people opposed continues to grow:
WASHINGTON (CNN)—Sixty percent of Americans oppose the U.S. war in Iraq, the highest number since polling on the subject began with the commencement of the war in March 2003, according to poll results and trends released Wednesday.
And a majority of poll respondents said they would support the withdrawal of at least some U.S. troops by the end of the year, according to results from the Opinion Research Corporation poll conducted last week on behalf of CNN. The corporation polled 1,047 adult Americans by telephone.
On the one hand it’s encouraging to think that, even though most Americans are somewhat stupid in their decision making process, they’re not beyond being convinced when reality smacks them in the face enough times. On the other hand it’s discouraging to realize they’re rather be smacked in the face by reality than listen to rational debate before resorting to military action.
Found via Think Progress.