In an article today in the neocons comic ‘The Weekly Standard’, Jonathan Schanzer, director of policy for the Jewish Policy Center and ex-Treasury intelligence analyst, [sic] has deliberately lied saying: “The majority of Americans do not wish to end a just war before it is won.”
This is pure nonsense and a flat out lie designed to deliberately deceive the reader into believing that the majority of Americans are in favour of continuing the war in Iraq.
The reality is something completely different. A recent poll shows that some 67% disapprove of the way Bush is handling the situation in Iraq while some 62% think that going to war with Iraq was the wrong thing to do in the first place. When asked: “What should the United States do in Iraq: withdraw all troops as soon as possible, or, set a timetable to withdraw troops gradually, or, keep troops in Iraq as long as needed?" only 28% of respondents said keep the troops in Iraq as long as needed.
If I were an American my faith in Schanzer as an ‘intelligence analyst’ and the credibility of any organisation he worked for would be utterly shattered. He can’t do basic research, which makes him a lousy analyst, or he’s just a flat out liar – like most neocons! And, of course, any remaining crumbs of credibility that ‘The Weekly Standard’ did have have also gone out the window.