Friday, October 22, 2004

Bush backers swallow the kool-aid

So here's yet more evidence that Bush supporters suffer from a case of mass delusion:

Three out of four self-described supporters of President George W. Bush still believe pre-war Iraq had weapons of mass destruction (WMD) or active programs to produce them, and that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein gave "substantial support" to al-Qaeda terrorists, according to a [PIPA] survey released Thursday.

Moreover, as many or more Bush supporters hold those beliefs today than they did several months ago, before the publication of a series of well-publicized official government reports that debunked both notions.
Robert Parry remarked a few weeks ago that "This election has become a test of whether reality still means anything to the American people."

Ron Suskind has already informed us that reality means little to the Bushies. Now we have it confirmed that it doesn't mean anything to Dubya's diehards, either. The question that remains is, what about the rest of us?