A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 11% of Likely U.S. Voters think the war on terror is over. Seventy-nine percent (79%) say that war, declared after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on America, is not over. Another 11% are undecided.
I can understand why Obama officials would want to claim that it’s over, since that would make bin Laden’s execution at the hands of Navy SEALs the penultimate event in the war on terror, and let Obama claim that he single-handedly won the war, but it just isn’t true. Americans see the periodic reports of terror plots broken up, both here and abroad, and they know that the war is ongoing, so claims that it’s over not only ring false, they sound very silly.
But what do you expect? The Obama Campaign can’t talk about the economy, so they’ve got to change the topic to something else, and the last few weeks they’ve been fishing — in vain — for something that will give them some traction and some positive coverage. Expect them to continue to try.