- Making News: What the Polls Say about Support for War
MacDill Air Force Base is the permanent home of General Tommy Franks- Central Command. Despite reports that the war is not going as well as expected, President Bush found a very supportive audience there. As the reality of war strikes home, what-s the reaction of the larger American public? John Zogby of Zogby International, a worldwide market research firm, correlates the public-s level of interest with its support for the war.
- Reporter's Notebook: Basra Uprising
Though advancing American columns bypassed Basra on their way to Baghdad, allied forces are now fighting there after all. US officials have predicted that Shiite Muslims there would rise up against Saddam Hussein and welcome allied troops with open arms. George Packer, contributor to the New York Times magazine, looks to 1991 to predict what a potential uprising might mean for post-war Iraq.
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