I think these numbers are much more interesting. There should be a mandate that these people be informed of reality (** note that these numbers have actually DROPPED): WASHINGTON (AP) - More than one-half of Americans -54 per cent -continue to believe Iraq had weapons of mass destruction or a program to develop them before the United States invaded last year, a poll released Friday indicated. Evidence of such weapons has not been found. One-half believe Iraq was either closely linked with al-Qaida before the war (35 per cent) or was directly involved in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States (15 per cent). ** The poll by the Program on International Policy Attitudes at the University of Maryland found the numbers on both questions have dropped in the face of evidence both pre-war claims may have been false.