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New Poll Says 51% of American People Say Iraq Has Nothing To Do With War On Terror

Reported by Donna - August 23, 2006 -

Today on Fox News Live with Bill Hemmer (12 - 1 p.m.) he spoke with a right wing radio host, Joe Pagliarulo and Democratic Strategist, Kirsten Powers, regarding the New York Times poll that said that 51% of the American people now believe that the war in Iraq has nothing to do with the war on terror. This was up 10% since June Fox reported.

Paliarulo came right out that you had to consider the source of the polls (NYTimes) and he said he just didn't believe in polls. Powers asked him if he believed in Fox polls and he said he didn't like any polls at all.

They then spoke about John McCain speaking critically of this administration regarding how they conducted the war in Iraq. Powers said that the Bush administration had mislead the American people from the beginning saying that this was going to be easier than it was. (Remember Rumsfeld saying it could be six days or six weeks but he doubted it would be 6 months? Or when Cheney said the insurgency was in it's last throes last year?)

Of course Pagliarulo said the Bush administration never did this and McCain was just saying this to get points for the Republicans running for reelection.

Comments: Finally after so many one-sided segments on Bill Hemmer's Fox News Live they actually had a right wing person go up against a Democratic strategist. I felt that Powers handled herself very well and Pagliarulo came across as unbelievable - he doesn't believe in any polls and this administration didn't say this would be easier than it's been?

As far as McCain, he's trying to get the best of both worlds. He supported the war in Iraq but he doesn't support how the Bush administration conducted it. I'll agree with Pagliarulo on this - McCain will say what he has to in order to help Republicans up for reelection this year.

As for the NY Times poll, it's amazing that it took this long for the country to realize that the war in Iraq had nothing to do with the war on terror. It's been quite apparent to a good many people for sometime now. In fact the poll said that the war in Iraq was a distraction to the war on terror.