According to the Washington Post and ABC, Bushes approval rating is up to 47%. You are obviously quoting CNN. Very odd for a conservative to quote a liberal news sourse.
Belief that the United States is making significant progress toward establishing a democratic government in Iraq has jumped dramatically, by 18 points, to 65 percent. A sense of progress in establishing civil order similarly is up, by 16 points, to 60 percent. Each is its best since these questions first were asked in the spring of 2004.

Moreover ? in a view held by majorities across party lines ? 71 percent of Americans believe the Iraqi elections have moved the United States closer to the day U.S. forces can be withdrawn. Fifty-four percent express optimism about Iraq in the year ahead, eight points more than at this time last year. And 56 percent think the United States is winning the war, up slightly from 51 percent in August.

By the way, WMD's do not equate to only nuclear weapons and I never said that I believed that Iraq had nuclear weapons. What I refered to were nerve agents. Do you know the difference between nerve agents and nuclear weapons? Either you don't or you are trying to dramatize and twist the issue.
Just so that you know what I'm talking about, the ingredients for 500 tons of sarin, mustard gas and vx seem to have disappeared. These are nerve agents, also called WMD's. Do you think that they just disappeared into thin air? They had to have gone somewhere. Most likely Syria but possibly still in Iraq.
As far as North Korea is concerned, give it up. You don't understand that the problem is minimal and the USA is very well capable of handling a problem should one arise. As far as Iran is concerned, that could very well be a different story in the future. Maybe it's about time for Europe to get off their ass and do something for a change.

A man's mind, streched by a new idea, will never re-gain it's original dimension.