Half of American voters (50%) say there is no link between Saddam Hussein and the 9/11 terror attacks, while 46% believe there is a connection. However, just 37% of respondents in the poll agreed that Saddam was connected to the attacks and that the Iraq War was justified as retribution for his involvement, while 48% believed that there is no connection between Saddam and 9/11 and the Iraq War has diverted America’s attention from the War on Terror.
That 46% still think there’s a connection between Saddam Hussein and 9/11 is mindboggling (and yes, it’s highest among Republicans and lowest among Democrats–do you think you’ll ever hear a Republican or conservative leader explain to the rank and file that this isn’t true? Didn’t think so either). But what this poll also says is that among those who believed that Hussein was responsible for the murder of 3,000 civilians, 20% don’t think we should respond, even though they think we were attacked by a foreign power. Just how stupid are those people?