The destruction of one of Iraq's most sacred Shiite shrines won't make the war any more popular there, and a new Gallup Poll shows that the war isn't exactly winning a lot of converts here, either. Fifty-five percent of Americans now say it was a "mistake" to go to war in Iraq -- just shy of the record high hit in the wake of Hurricane Katrina -- and a record-low 31 percent say that America is winning the war. Fifty-five percent say that no one is winning, and 10 percent say the insurgents are.
Losing hearts and minds, at home and in Iraq
Fifty-five percent of Americans say the war was a "mistake," and only 31 percent say the U.S. is winning.
February 22, 2006 7:56PM (UTC)
Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.MORE FROM Tim Grieve