Remember all those amazing polls that showed that many Americans had no idea about the facts of 9/11 and Iraq? It turns out that people who watch Fox News were (surprise!) more inclined to believe those things. But John Ray has discovered why this is: it turns out that all these people were actually right!
As ChuDogg points out, however, the supposedly ?false? beliefs are true! Fox viewers have got it right!
Yep, Chudogg apparently lays down a rock solid argument. Let’s check it out:
33% of Fox News viewers said that the US had found weapons of mass destruction in Iraq since the war finished. Chudogg says that they were correct, because of the Kay report. The justification here is those vials of toxins they found in some guy’s fridge, which by themselves aren’t remotely a WMD. The Kay report turned up plenty of evidence that the Baath regime had a weapons PROGRAM, which is fine for arguing in support of the Iraq invasion, but not for this argument.
All of which is moot anyway, because those polls? Conducted June to September. The Kay report? Released October 2nd. Enough said.
Chudogg’s defence of the proposition that Hussein and Al-Qaeda were best buddies is a bit limp. Providing evidence of a few meetings between the two outfits doesn’t demonstrate anything. When this poll data is combined with the poll conducted earlier, that showed that 50% of Americans believed there was at least one Iraqi amongst the 9/11 hijackers, it is obvious that respondents had a rather more direct connection in mind. The third poll question, that “People in foreign countries generally either backed the U.S.-led war or were evenly split between supporting and opposing it” is so obviously wrong that he simply spits out a piece of venomous rhetoric rather than attempt to defend it.
This blog sure has taken a turn to the Left since Yobbo has been away. He won’t be happy when he gets back to find Blair has de-linked us and I’m linking entirely to Chomsky articles and Indymedia rants. I’ll do my best to make my next rant anti-Left.