...we're not as dumb as our government hopes we are.
Read the result of the Zogby poll of likely voters, which asked: Should the Kerry/Edwards Team Adopt a New Policy Towards Israel?
The poll was commissioned by the Council for the National Interest, which noted:
... 51% of likely voters somewhat or strongly agreed that a policy change was necessary. Only 34% strongly or somewhat disagreed. The number who supported Kerry adopting a new policy towards Israel was even higher among Democrats: 70% of Democrats, Kerry’s voter base, supported such a change.
...Kerry’s current Middle East policy, as outlined in the recently released Democratic Party platform, offers little variation from the policy of the Bush administration over the last four years. As events in Israel and Palestine demonstrate, this policy has been unsuccessful as the bloodshed continues. Hopefully, Mr. Kerry will recognize that his supporters and many other potential supporters want a new approach to the region that will bring an end to the conflict as the first important step towards finding an exit strategy in Iraq and defeating terrorism.
-- Americans Want A New Policy Towards Israel, 30 July 2004
(Photo, "Today in New York City", courtesy of The Use of Fiction fotolog, 4 May 2004)