Tuesday, July 20, 2010

What the media isn’t telling us about Afghanistan
Reports about the war faltering are out there, but the democrat defection is not

WASHINGTON, DC—Writing in The Washington Examiner, Michael Barone, exposes democrat support for the “good war” to be eroding irretrievably. The basis of this phenomenon seems to come from a polling question found in an ongoing ABC/Washington Post poll that places a distinction on “good war” from “bad war”.

Remember Bush lied, people died? Iraq was a bad war, a distraction from the get-go in 2003, while Afghanistan was the good war—the war that needed to be waged and won.

In July 2009, 41 percent of democrat voters gave the good war vote to Afghanistan and only 12 percent gave the good war vote to Iraq. This July, a four point drop to 36 percent of democrats giving a good war vote to Afghanistan, while seventeen points appeared in the Iraq good war column, moving its approval up to 29 percent among democrats.

Why the change of heart? Probably because there is demonstrable success in Iraq, while Afghanistan languishes and because a democrat is in the White House—no Bush, no bashing. But it still contradicts what dems were saying in 2003 through 2008. That’s no problem because the media isn’t covering it.

--Killswitch Politick

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