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He's Workin' Hard. Real Hard.

Reported by Melanie - December 21, 2004

Today was not a good day for the Bush administration. Two new polls, one a Washington Post/ABC News poll and the other a CNN/Time poll, show that for the first time, a majority of Americans believe that the Iraq war was a mistake. Here's an article about both polls from London's Financial Times.

The article says, in part:

According to a Washington Post/ABC News poll, 56 per cent of Americans a new high said the conflict in Iraq was "not worth fighting", given the costs. Fifty-seven per cent said they disapproved of the way Mr Bush was managing the war, although 53 per cent did approve of his efforts on terrorism.

A CNN-USA Today-Gallup poll also showed a majority of Americans disapproved of how the war was being handled and that 52 per cent believed that Donald Rumsfeld, the defence secretary, should resign. His job approval rating fell from 71 per cent in April 2003 at the height of Iraq invasion to 41 per cent, according to the poll.

Added to these dismal poll numbers was the awful news of the bombing of the cafeteria in Mosul, which killed 19 service members. As I said, it was not a good day for the Bush administration.

Your World w/Neil Cavuto opened today (December 21, 2004) with a full blown FOX NEWS ALERT. James Rosen, live at the White House, reported that Bush spoke about the Mosul attack as he left Fisher House at Walter Reed Hospital after visiting troops there this afternoon. (I wonder if Bush's visit was planned before, or after, news of the Mosul bombing broke.) Part of Rosen's report included video of Bush speaking at Walter Reed. The interesting thing about this FOX NEWS ALERT was that (l) the event took place an hour earlier and (2) neither CNN or MSNBC began their hour with BREAKING NEWS about what Bush said or about his visit to Walter Reed.

COMMENT: Looks like Fox is doing what it can, as always, to help old George out as his poll numbers sag. After all, he's workin' hard. He's workin' real hard.

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