In The Iraq War Reader, Seymour M. Hersh wrote: “The media and a majority of the American public saw the American raid on Baghdad as a success, and as evidence that the struggling new President had finally demonstrated toughness when toughness was needed. Public-opinion polls showed that Clinton’s approval rating climbed by eleven percentage points on June 27th, the day after the attack; more than two-thirds of those polled approved of the bombing.”

 – Eds. Micah L. Sifry and Christopher Cerf, The Iraq War Reader, Page 140