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The Burning Bush

by | 23rd, June 2004

‘IT is one of those bizarre twists of logic that President Bush’s approval ratings with the American people should have peaked just after 9/11.

‘I have everything under control…’

The prime responsibility of any government is to defend its country from attack, yet Bush’s failure to do so (and his wobble in the immediate aftermath) is rewarded with poll figures of over 90%.

Go figure, as they like to say on the other side of the Atlantic.

However, as the graphic on the front of this morning’s Independent shows, the President’s approval rating has been on the slide ever since.

And now for the first time since he took office, more people disapprove of his performance than approve.

Public opinion is even turning against the Iraq war, despite the constant lies the American people have been fed about Saddam Hussein’s involvement in 9/11.

Only 47% think it a war worth fighting (compared with

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