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So, Do You Feel Safer Yet?

If you don’t, you’re not alone. According to a just-released Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) poll, 70 percent disagree that “the threat of terrorism has been significantly reduced by the war”. This is up from just 43 percent who held this view in April. In addition, 56 percent disagree that “the war will result in greater peace and stability in the Middle East”, up from 32 percent in April.

And here’s another critical finding: the public overwhelmingly believes capturing Osama Bin Laden and breaking up al-Qaeda (75 percent) should be the central front in the war on terrorism, not capturing Saddam and establishing democracy in Iraq (21 percent). No wonder the public is becoming so worried about the costs and aims of our continuing occupation of Iraq: we’re not even aiming at the right target.

A couple of other interesting findings: the poll has Bush losing to an unnamed Democratic nominee for President, 48 percent to 42 percent. And the Democrats have a 6 point lead in party ID, pretty much their average lead for a number of years before September 11, 2001. This supports DR’s view that reported findings of parity in party ID between Democrats and Republicans were driven by post-September 11 surges in Bush’s popularity and do not accurately reflect the current situation.

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Are you safer than you were two years ago?

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Don't be fooled by Bush support after 9/11. If I had been called I would have said yes because, like alot of people, I was afraid for me and my family and didn't know what might happen next. I felt that the US needed to at least appear to be with our president.

I think the attack on Iraq has made us even less safe. They were not the terrorists responsible for 9/11 and there has never been any proof that they had any ties with them. It's only made them hate us more and therefore even more determined to hurt us. For us to attack a country because of suspicians is outragious. With known Al-Quaida cells in our country how can anyone feel safer?