For the last few weeks, I’ve had to put up with TV sparring partners who insist that Bush has been leading Americans into an unpopular war nobody supports. I’ve never particularly cared about the polls redarding Iraq, except of course as a purely political issue. I never said, “The American people want war, so we should do it” because that’s a fundamentally illegitimate argument (let’s all vote on killing someone). The consent of the governed maters, obviously, but the anti-war crowd has argued war is bad policy because of the polls — as if war against Japan in WWII would have been a bad idea if polls said so. I wonder if now that more than 2/3rds of Americans support a war and over half support one without UN backing, they’ll still think it’s bad policy. Actually, I don’t wonder at all, but it’s worth asking the question.