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2006/8/6

Half of Americans Still Believe Sadaam Had WMDs

@ 08:32 PM (97 months, 4 days ago)

Despite the evidence to the contrary, a new poll finds that half of Americans still believe that Sadaam Hussein had WMDs.

In response to the poll, opinion analyst Steven Kull says that people have a tendency to become "independent of reality" in cases like this. 

What's more, some experts believe that the reason some people continue to believe Sadaam had WMDs, can very well be attributed to "a drumbeat of voices from talk radio to die-hard bloggers to the Oval Office, a surprise headline here or there, a rallying around a partisan flag, and a growing need for people, in their own minds, to justify the war in Iraq."

Well, it's no wonder people are so out of touch with reality.  We have an incumbent Administration that brags about creating their own reality. Author Ron Suskind wrote an article for the New York Times entitled Without a Doubt.  In it, he said that a White House aide once told him that guys like him (Suskind) were in what the Bushies described as "the reality-based community."  The aide described people in the reality-based community as those who ''believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality.'' And he went on to tell Suskind ''We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality -- judiciously, as you will -- we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.''

Half of U.S. still believes Iraq had WMD

Without a Doubt

And if you continue to wonder why so many Americans falsely believe Sadaam had WMDs, wonder no more:

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