"For the first time since the beginning of the war in Iraq, a solid majority of Americans believe the Bush administration either 'stretched the truth' about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction or told outright lies, according to a new opinion survey," Agence France-Presse reports. A University of Maryland poll conducted from June 18 to 25 found that 52 percent of respondents said they believed President George W. Bush and his aides were "stretching the truth, but not making false statements" about Iraqi president Saddam Hussein's chemical, biological and nuclear programs. O'Dwyer's PR editor Kevin McCauley writes, "America has awoken from its slumber. People are finally realizing that they were bamboozled by the Administration into going to war with Iraq. A Gallup poll, released July 1, finds that 56 percent of Americans say Iraq 'was worth going to war for.' That's down sharply from the 73 percent who answered that way in mid-April after the U.S. military took control of Baghdad."
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