And they made three key points. First, we may be leaving the tank era. The anti-tank weapons now are very powerful at destroying tanks, in the way they didn't used to be. And Russia is a tank-based military. Second, apparently, the Russian tactics, they're not a learning organization, the way we thought they were. They're so top-down. The commanders on the ground and even local — the soldiers on the ground don't have the choice to make choices, to adapt to circumstances.
And, Jonathan, there was a poll out today, the respected Ann Selzer, a Grinnell College poll. It shows disapproval, 48 percent — by 11 points people disapprove of his handling, compared to 37 percent approve.
But when you ask people what about the specifics of the administration's policy, namely, should we be sending armed forces, 70 percent say no. That's the president's policy. Should we provide weapons? Seventy-two percent say yes. That's the president's policy. Enforce the no-fly zone; 52 percent, small majority, say no. That's the president's policy.
What is more important are the specifics that you just pointed out, asking specific questions, troops, weapons, and other things. And it shows that the American people are with the president, and the president has his finger on the pulse of where the American people want to be with — on the war with Ukraine.
And all of this will change if Putin does the unthinkable, chemical weapons or use a nuclear device.
ジューディさんも、状況によって世論は変わりますねと言ってます。 Yes. All bets are off if that happens.
My view is, if you ask American people, what do you think of President Biden's policy toward beautiful sunsets… 85 percent of American people will say, no, I really disapprove of President Biden's policy toward beautiful sunsets.
When you attach the name Biden or Trump or Republican or Democrat to anything, and you get instant opposition. So it's nothing more than a measure of partisanship.
The question is, if we were really in trouble, as Jonathan mentioned something, we get to a next step in this war, could we unify? After 9/11, if I'm remembering this correctly, George W. Bush's approval rating was like 92 percent. It was something insanely high.
To listen to the Democratic senators, you would think this was a supremely qualified woman who'd served for almost a decade on — in the federal courts. To listen to Republican, she's soft on crime, she tends to give lenient sentences to people who've engaged in child abuse.
Democrats doing their level best to remind people of just how qualified Judge Jackson, Judge Brown Jackson, is, how qualified, beyond qualified, she is to serve on the High Court. And the Republicans did everything they could to tear her down, belittle her experience, call her everything but a child of God.