"A new CBS polls asks: “What should congress do about Iraq war
funding?” 61 percent of respondents believe that congress should only fund the
war with a timetable. According to the poll “There's a sharp political divide on
the funding issue. Most Democrats (77 percent) and Independents (60 percent)
think funding should be tied to a pullout timetable, while more than half of
Republicans (53 percent) think funding for war should continue
I think there is an important point to be made here, that is that the majority isn't always right. I was listening to John McCain talk about leadership the other day and he stressed the importance of doing what is right even when it might not be popular. I am not saying this because I am against the pull out of troops from Iraq, my point is that what ever choice that is made needs to be made based on knowledge of what is happening on the ground, and the effects it will have on the region. The polls can ask Americans their opinions, but at the end of the day this is knowledge most of them do not have.