Monday, June 26, 2006

Withdrawal As War Control

A new USA TODAY/Gallup poll:

A clear majority of Americans say Congress should pass a resolution that outlines a plan for withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq, according to a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll taken Friday through Sunday. Half of those surveyed would like all U.S. forces out of Iraq within 12 months.

The poll finds support for the ideas behind Democratic proposals that were soundly defeated in the Senate last week. An uptick in optimism toward the war after the killing of terrorist leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi earlier this month seems to have evaporated.

But as we already know Bush will Stay The Course and the Democrats are for Cut And Run. And the president doesn't govern on the basis of polls. Er, except when he does.