The Not-Lost-Yet Cause


From a new Zogby poll:

A majority of Americans—54%—believe the United States has not lost the war in Iraq, but there is dramatic disagreement on the question between Democrats and Republicans, a new UPI/Zogby Interactive poll shows. While two in three Democrats (66%) said the war effort has already failed, just 9% of Republicans say the same.

The respondents offer a guess as to what victory will look like:

Asked to define a U.S. victory in Iraq, 37% of American adults overall said it would be achieved when Iraq gains control over its own internal security (a view with which 58% of Republicans, but just 17% of Democrats, agree). But nearly as many Americans (34%) said they don't believe a U.S. victory in Iraq is possible—60% of Democrats agree there cannot be victory in Iraq, compared to just 7% of Republicans.

Overall, 13% said a U.S. victory will be achieved when a secure Iraq forms a democratic government, and 11% said the U.S. has already achieved victory in Iraq.

Eleven percent say we've already won? Then let's declare victory and get the hell out already.

Whole thing here.