Tony Snowâ€™s delusions of popularity â€¦ [VIDEO]
December 13, 2006
Q: As the President is sort of making his calculations, is he factoring in sort of what the American people have a stomach for?
MR. SNOW: You know, it's interesting, if you take a look at poll data -- and there's a lot of discussion about that -- what's interesting is that a majority of the American public not only thinks that we're capable of winning, but we should.Real world:
Americans believe the war in Iraq is going badly and getting worseÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
Opposition to the war is now taking on historic proportions, with 62 percent saying it was "a mistake" to send U.S. troops to Iraq Ã¢â‚¬â€ slightly more than told a Gallup Poll in 1973 that it was a mistake to send U.S. forces to Vietnam.
Only 15 percent of Americans Ã¢â‚¬â€ the lowest number ever Ã¢â‚¬â€ say the U.S. is currently winning the war. And for the first time, a majority (53 percent) believes it's not likely that the U.S. will ultimately succeed.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ 85 percent now characterize the situation there as a civil war.Tony Snow will have a legacy. The White House's various press secretaries have always spun and dodged, but heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the first to look the American people in the eye and just lie outright -- heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s setting a precedent.