"On Topic" With Doug Krile

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Question

Answered.


Are we winning?



Defense Secretary nominee Robert Gates, this morning. Asked if he thought the United States was winning the war in Iraq, Defense secretary nominee Robert Gates answered with a simple “no.” Incoming Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin, D- Michigan, asked the question during Gates’ Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday. George W. Bush, six weeks ago: Q: Are we winning? BUSH: [...]



UPDATE: A new poll looks at some of the issues involved here -


Poll: Americans happy Rumsfeld left; Wary of President’s replacement nominee



According to a new Harris Interactive poll (note that some Harris polls-including this one- are conducted online, although there was an unusually large sample size of 2400 individuals and Harris estimates their MoE at 2%), 61% of Americans think that it’s a “good thing” that Donald Rumsfeld is no longer going to be the Secretary [...]



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