Here’s an important and valuable news story from AP and the Boston Globe:
Poll results on surge differ sharply from general’s view
Data suggest most view war as failing
By Alan Fram, Associated Press | September 12, 2007
WASHINGTON – The public sees the Iraq war as a failure and thinks the US troop buildup there has not worked, an Associated Press-Ipsos poll indicated, suggesting the tough sell President Bush faces in asking Congress and voters for more time.
The pessimism expressed in the poll, taken in the days before General David Petraeus’s long-awaited appearance before Congress, contrasted with the brighter picture Petraeus offered…
By 59 percent to 34 percent, more people said they believe history will judge the Iraq war a complete or partial failure than a success.
I mean, why even involve the military leadership at all when we have AP-Ipsos polls telling us what John Q Public thinks? I mean, the general is just one guy while the poll got input from 1000 people.