Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
Smart pollsters can make the results of a poll say anything they want by the way they form the questions. You all know that. What were the questions then? What are the credentials of these groups taking the poll? Those are questions you should be asking....if you want to be unbiased.
I can't speak for what "most" Bush supporters think. I can only speak for myself. I will guess, however, that many of our points would be similar. Here is what this supporter believes....
(1) The entire world thought Iraq had WMD'S - because they said so.
(2) Clinton thought Hussein had WMD's and called him the most dangerous man in the world - one who had to be taken out of power - because he said so.
(3) Kennedy, Pelosi, Dashell, Kerry and others stated they knew DEFINITELY that Iraq had WMD's - because it's on the record.
(4) Kennedy called for a war on Iraq, up to and including the use of nuclear weapons - because it is on the record.
(5) All of this happened 2 years before Bush took office.
(6) 9/11 actually happened (regardless of how Democrats ignore it)
(7) Before 9/11, there were other attempts - the first WTC attack, embassy bombings, the USS Cole, among others.
(8) There are terrorist groups out there whose only goal is the destruction of the United States and all democracies - becasue they have said so.
(9) Hussein hated the US after being driven out of Kuwait.
(10) Iraq would provide an excellent "safe" area for terrorists and Hussein, who was still considered to have WMD's, would be happy to help them against the US....because it is only logical.
Taking all of these points into consideration, I still find it impossible to believe anyone would not have considered Hussein a direct threat, especially after 9/11 and I would bet dollars to doughnuts that, if it were Clinton still in power making that decision, most of you out there complaining would not be saying a word.
I strongly disagree with the way Bush handled the situation in Iraq AFTER the invasion but to not invade and remove Hussein from power would have been an incredible mistake, in my opinion - something, of course, we will never know.