Thursday, September 30, 2004

Americans still don’t know the real George W. Bush.

Why you're right:

1. 84% of Bush supporters believe Bush supports labor and environmental standards in trade agreements. Wrong. Bush does not want any labor and environmental standards to stand in the way of free trade agreements and rejects requiring them and enforcing. (PIPA, White House)

2. 72% of Bush supporters believe Bush supports a treaty banning land mines. Wrong. 150 countries have signed the Mine Ban Treaty, which outlaws land mines and requires countries to destroy their remaining mines within four years. The U.S. has refused to sign this treaty (
PIPA, UN Wire)

3. 66% of Bush supporters believe Bush supports the International Criminal Court (ICC). Wrong. The UN Security Council has twice adopted U.S.-sponsored resolutions exempting U.S. personnel from prosecution by the ICC. (
PIPA, Washington Post)


Why they're wrong:

Just because Bush says he is clear on his positions, doesn’t make him so. Bush has hit Kerry on flip flopping, but Bush seems to be the true flip flopper, confusing even his own supporters. Kerry’s supporters proved to know their candidate on the issues better than the Bush supporters did, with 90% knowing Kerry supports labor and environmental standards in trade agreements, 79% knowing Kerry supports banning land mines, and 59% knowing his position on the ICC. (PIPA)