Americans (mainly Republicans) are fucking idiots.
WASHINGTON - A new poll shows that 57 percent of Americans continue to believe that Saddam Hussein gave "substantial support" to al-Qaida terrorists before the war with Iraq, despite a lack of evidence of that relationship.
In addition, 45 percent of Americans have the impression that "clear evidence" was found that Iraq worked closely with Osama bin Laden's network, and a majority believe that before the war Iraq either had weapons of mass destruction (38 percent) or a major program for developing them (22 percent).
There's no known evidence to date that these statements are true.
For example, among those who say most experts agree that Iraq had banned weapons, 72 percent plan to vote for Bush.
How can Republican leaders be so shrewd, cunning, and masters of the political game, while their rank and file are hopelessly inept... I guess that kind of answers itself.