Tuesday, November 01, 2005

And the Survey Said ....

The British Daily Telegraph printed a report that discussed a secret opinion poll of Iraqis (http://telegraph.co.uk/core/Content/displayPrintable.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/10/23/wirq23.xml&site=5). Here are the results of that poll (reported on October 23rd):

"• Forty-five per cent of Iraqis believe attacks against British and American troops are justified - rising to 65 per cent in the British-controlled Maysan province;
• 82 per cent are "strongly opposed" to the presence of coalition troops;
• less than one per cent of the population believes coalition forces are responsible for any improvement in security;
• 67 per cent of Iraqis feel less secure because of the occupation;
• 43 per cent of Iraqis believe conditions for peace and stability have worsened;
• 72 per cent do not have confidence in the multi-national forces.

"The opinion poll, carried out in August, also debunks claims by both the US and British governments that the general well-being of the average Iraqi is improving in post-Saddam Iraq."

Considering that we've surpassed 2,000 deaths in Iraq, don't you think that we need to end this Vietnam Lite debacle?


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