Is Popular Opinion Perishable in War on Terrorism?

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President Bush has asked for patience in what he predicts will be a long, frustrating War on Terrorism. While Americans are bullish on the President, they're increasingly worried that the war might not meet its objectives. In Great Britain, where Prime Minister Tony Blair is lauded as Bush's most prominent ally, there's also rising public concern about the bombing and a possible humanitarian disaster. In Pakistan, where the refugee crisis threatens that nation's crucial support, the government has banned all demonstrations and rallies. We swing from the US to Britain and Pakistan to sample public opinion on the War on Terrorism.
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Los Angeles Times

Office of Homeland Security

US Postal Service

Center for Strategic and International Studies

The Friday Times

The New York Times

Soldiers and Civilians

Triangle Institute for Security Studies




Warren Olney