Republicans for Humility
By William Frey, M. D.
The willingness of far too Americans to patiently accept the rationale of Administration talking points through every twist and turn, through every flip-flop, through the every Presidential renunciation of previously sacred American civic principles, may at long last be coming to an end.
29 months after the invasion of Iraq in March, 2003, the pretext given to the American people and to Congress for invading Iraq has yet to be substantiated.
Nonetheless, intelligence we now know to be less than accurate was utilized both to obtain public support and Congressional authorization for the use of military force, a decision that only Congress has the legal authority to make.
Increasingly, Americans do not approve. 63% of Americans believe we were too quick to go to war. 59% say the war is not worth the loss of American life and other costs. 51% of the American people now believe the President intentionally misled Americans in the period preceding the war. 48% of adult Americans now believe the President to be “honest