Public Skepticism Growing Concerning the War

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Thursday, December 23, 2004

Public Skepticism Growing Concerning the War

December 23, 2004

I dislike public opinion polls because they do not often reflect reality.

In the election last month only one of many polls was close to accurate.

The latest USA Today-Gallup-CNN poll finds growing public skepticism about the war and a majority saying for the first time that the war was a mistake.

This will come as good news to the terrorists and Osama Bin Laden who have based their strategy on Americans growing tired of the war and cutting and running.

The polls also indicates a majority believe Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld should lose his job.

This is nothing more than regurgitation of what the left-wing media have been saying. I doubt most people know anything at all about Donald Rumsfeld.

I prefer the opinion of British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who said in Baghdad this week that Iraq is a contest between those

who murder and those who want freedom and democracy.

He is right.

If we don't win in Iraq, than we stand to lose everywhere else.

We can't afford not to win.

The focus should be on victory, not opinion polls.

I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.

Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. Watch his television show, After Hours with Cal Thomas, on the Fox News Channel, Saturdays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.