Americans Support Bush on Iraq

Cal Thomas | Syndicated Columnist | Friday, March 14, 2003

Americans Support Bush on Iraq

Despite all of the questions raised in the media and elsewhere about the coming liberation of Iraq, opinion polls show more Americans are in favor of American action-- and the president’s approach-- than ever before.

A CBS News/New York Times poll has found 66 percent now approve of Bush administration policy to oust Saddam Hussein. 58% said the United Nations is doing a poor job of handling the Iraq situation.

What is amazing about this is that the New York Times and CBS News are not exactly known as champions of Bush administration policies. In fact, these two paragons of editorial balance regularly print and broadcast skeptics and outright political opposition from our own country and overseas.

The polls show that president bush is getting through to the public despite the media filter. The president’s spokesman, Ari Fleischer, says "it’s already plain to see that the American people are growing increasingly impatient with the United Nations on this issue." No kidding!

By the way, I’m excited about my "After Hours" show on Fox News channel this Saturday. I’ll interview Ireland’s prime minister, Bertie Ahern, and Ireland’s greatest female singer, Mary Black. I hope you’ll join me at 11 p.m. eastern time Saturday night.

I’m Cal Thomas in Washington.