Sunday, October 24, 2004

Bush supporters need a reality lesson

Bush Supporters Still Believe Iraq Had WMD or Major Program, Supported al Qaeda This and other fallacies have been shown to be believed by the majority of Bush supporters, while the majority of Kerry supporters know it to be false.

A recent study
by Program on International Policy Attitudes
shows how divergent are the opinions held by Bush and Kerry supporters.

One of the authors of the study has this to say: "To support the president and to accept that he took the US to war based on mistaken assumptions likely creates substantial cognitive dissonance, and leads Bush supporters to suppress awareness of unsettling information about prewar Iraq."

Cognitive dissonance is no doubt a $50 word for the "huh?" factor that happens when you learn a strongly held belief is false.

All I can say is "hurry up and learn the truth already"!!!