Americans share President Bush’s harsh feelings about Iran and Iraq, but attitudes about the third “Axis of Evil” country outlined in his State of the Union address — North Korea — are more up in the air.
The new CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll shows that 82% of Americans are willing to use the word “evil” to describe the government of Iraq, while 69% say the government of Iran is evil. But only 54% say the government of North Korea is evil. Americans are also less convinced that North Korea has weapons of mass destruction that threaten the United States than they are that Iraq or Iran has these weapons.
There is strong support among Americans, in general, for the concept of acting to prevent countries that sponsor terrorism from threatening America or its allies with weapons of mass destruction.
I wonder why Americans are “less convinced that North Korea has weapons of mass destruction that threaten the United States.” It only takes a simple AskJeeves query to find numerous pages discussing North Korea‘s nuclear capabilities.
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