October 19th, 2007
05:15 PM ET
11 years ago

Poll suggests 'Iraq syndrome'

Is the American public suffering from "Iraq syndrome?"

(CNN) - A new poll about Iran and Iraq was released by CNN and the Opinion Research Corporation Friday.  Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider takes a look at how the public's feelings about Iraq may be influencing public sentiment toward Iran.   

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soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. ronnie knoxville, tn.

    who answered this poll? Was it patriotic, sensible Americans who understand that our country has enemies, needs to have a strong military and must defeat Islamo-terrorism ? I didn't think so.

    October 19, 2007 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  2. Moe, NY

    Syndrome..as far as Iraq goes, I think not...it is just an oil/Corporate America/Bush cronies war and all Americans know this to be true, at least the Americans who think freely and are not brainwashed by the GOP knows this to be true. As far as Iran goes...hmmm...cannot tell me this administration did not see it coming and, perhaps welcomes it...more money for Corporate America and Bush cronies. Will it be the start of WWIII...it remains to be seen. Hopefully cooler international heads than America's (present administration)will prevail if this should be the case. Bush should have been impeached long ago and, if it was not for his rich cronies it would have happened. What a blight on America this man is...so very sad that Americans no longer have a voice.

    October 19, 2007 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm |
  3. Frank Virginia Beach VA

    Poll suggests? Excuse me, since when have polls taken on life and speech? Polls are dead, gone are the days that people hung onto every polling result. Hang it up!

    October 19, 2007 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  4. laurinda,ny

    Nobody believes the Republicans FEAR tactics anymore. Americans can think for themselves. We want out of Iraq and to stay to....out Of Iran. Most of us want a Dem in and go back to what we once had. Republicans have ruined our lives, we are angry, and good always prevails. Also Pubs, stop wasting our money on going into outer space. Everytime you go up their you throw our earth off course a little. That is a little part of our global warming. Now look how much $ oil is a barrel. Not to mention the stock market which will probably bottom out. We know we are in a recession, we are not stupid!

    October 20, 2007 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  5. therealist

    laurinda, you have ruined your own life. Once you stop blaming others for your failures. Life can become good again..

    October 20, 2007 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  6. Peter, Wausau, WI

    Posted by laurinda of NY:
    "stop wasting our money on going into outer space. Everytime you go up their you throw our earth off course a little."

    By that same logic, jumping jacks should be banned since when people jump into the air and come back down to the ground, the force of both pushing off of the ground and landing again would knock the earth off its orbit by just a little bit...

    BTW, we NEED to clean up Iran... one way or another. Otherwise, they'll attack our ally Israel and then attack us again...

    October 20, 2007 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  7. Gerard, NY

    To therealist – "..once you stop blaming others for your failures..". What an idiot! This adminstration has caused substantial misery, death and destruction, inside the U.S. and out. Let's see – Covering up true air quality of lower Manhattan on 9/11, Poor response to national disasters, Political Sabotage (V.Plame, Court Justices, etc.), Invasive/Reckless policies on civil liberties (wiretapping, torture), Destruction of a Sovereign Country (Iraq) under false pretenses (outright lies) with nearly 100,000 Iraqi civilians killed, Etc. I could go on and on.

    Hey Realist, it's all coming to light (the slowest Americans have finally caught on) – Bush poll # at 24%, Cheney at 18%. Just think, in your lifetime, you experienced the Worst President Ever, Worst Vice President Ever, and the Worst Adminstration Ever. What a Trifecta!!!

    October 20, 2007 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  8. Stefan,Raleigh,NC

    Hey Peter! Did you know that Iran is 3x the size of Iraq and has a much more unified population? Bush's pal Putin is backing Iran. Unless you can clone yourself 500,000 times and fight the war you propose, I suggest you do your homework!

    October 20, 2007 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  9. Jeff Spangler, Arlington, VA

    I got your Iraq/Iran syndrome right here, W– no more wars for your Uncle Dick's amusement or Poppy's vindication. Let the crazy Muslims kill each other until Allah tells them to stop.

    October 20, 2007 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  10. Kim, Dallas, TX

    Peter, if you study the history of world wars, WWI was started by allied countries "responding to allies wishes". If we go in and bomb just because of Israel, what on earth does that gain us? An entire middle east, as well as other countries (Russia for one), ready to fight against the US which will lead directly to WWIII. I have yet to figure out why Israel means more to us than any other country on the earth, I sympathize for what the Jewish community has been through, but that should not make us their ultimate protector. I think diplomacy is the only way we are going to mend what this administration has already done to damage our credibility and integrity. I fear the ignorance that lives in our country.

    October 20, 2007 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  11. bprossersme

    Since when to polls talk? No-one believes in CNN polls anymore.

    October 20, 2007 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  12. Karen,nj

    Peter..Don't talk stupid about jumping jacks. Your "president" is after oil. Did you realize that eventually when all the oil is used up that there will be a hugh void in the earth. The earth will be lighter, it will wobble and go shooting out into the universe. Everyone will be floating dead in outer space forever.

    October 20, 2007 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  13. Karen,ny

    Therealist..My life is not in ruin. I still believe!

    October 20, 2007 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  14. Tricia M Charlottetown PEI

    This Administration has sadly become like the "little boy who cried wolf," like the Fairy Tale, "the Sky is Falling, the Sky is Falling!"

    They have plagued Americans and the World for so long with Fear Tactics and Cried so Often that Terrorists were going to come and get us, it has become worn out rhetoric upon deaf ears.

    This Administration's Credability is at Zero. Nobody believes a word that comes out of their unified mouths. And only THE ADMINISTRATION is to blame for their lack of creedence, credability, and public favour.

    So their present HYPE and Fear Tactics about Iran, Nuclear Weapons, WWIII, Imminent Danger is seen as just another Bogus Attempt by this Administration to start a "New War." Translated as their only hope of turning the Disastrous Bush Reign into something that MIGHT be seen as a tad more complimentary in the Hitory Books of tomorrow! SAD INDEED.

    BUSH and his Boys needs to GO NOW For the Good of All Humanity. And if anyone in the US Government had an iota of Courage, Decency or Concern for America and the World they would be already GONE!

    OH AND Did you hear the Latest...HACKERS they are now going to bring us to our DOOM! They are hacking their way into Government, Corporate, Computers and have the potential of shutting down our Governments, Power Plants, Banking Institutions, etc. etc. etc.

    AND I SAY TO THE NEW BUSH PANIC ATTACK BUTTON ...THEN take some of your Trillions that your wasting on the useless war now in progress and use it to tighten the security on the open air waves called Technology around the world! DUH

    October 21, 2007 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  15. Jack, Chicago

    Is it not possible that a person can respect the institute of marriage enough to work through problems and make an effort to save the marriage? Hillary shows a higher regard for family values than those who use the institute of marriage as a mere political issue. Three of the top four Republican candidates have been divorced. Giuliani is on his third marriage, has cheated on his wives, and his children hate him. If Rudy runs against Hillary, who will be the candidate with family values?

    October 23, 2007 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  16. Ann ME

    That's just the ticket CNN, if you can't win fairly in an argument about the Iraq war, fill the populace with fear. Good going CNN.

    November 16, 2007 01:06 am at 1:06 am |