Americans think Iran may use nukes
By United Press
-- A USA Today-CNN-Gallup Poll says Americans not
only think Iran will develop nuclear weapons but also use them
against the United States.
The poll done over the last weekend also says Americans fear the
Bush administration will be "too quick" to order military action
against Iran, USA Today reported Tuesday.
The poll said eight out of 10 respondents predicted Iran would
provide a nuclear weapon to terrorists to attack the United
States or Israel. Six out of 10 respondents said Iran itself
would deploy nuclear weapons against the United States.
On Prophet Mohammed cartoons, six out of 10 said the European
newspapers that published them acted irresponsibly. But, by a
3-to-1 margin, they blamed the resulting furor on Muslims'
intolerance of different points of views, the newspaper said.
The poll said 55 percent showed lack of confidence in the
administration's ability to handle the situation in Iran.
President Bush's approval rating dipped to 39 percent, showing
the State of the Union address and other subsequent speeches did
not help lift the president's ratings.
The majority of the respondents (55 percent) also said the war
in Iraq was a mistake. Only 31 percent, the lowest so far,
believed the United States and its allies are winning in Iraq.
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