Monday, August 23, 2004
The count should have been:
Willing 281, Unwilling 229, using the previously defined methodology.
Adjusting for the politically paralyzed and the formally willing yields pro forma results of Willing 271, Unwilling 239.
Now, adjusting these numbers for Monday's action yields the following results (a/o around 5:00 pm EDT):
And, making the previously discussed adjustments for Spain, Israel, and Taiwan:
pro forma Willing: 306
pro forma Unwilling: 257
Still a formidable margin, and just imagine how much wider it would be under President Kerry!
(Hey TH, maybe we should include a Kerry pro forma that adds back French and German medals, since as we all know, had Bush not squandered all that Prussian and Franco post 9/11 goodwill, their troops would be storming Najaf as I write).