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Mar 21, 2008 12:19 pm


IRAQIS PREFER PRESENT TO PAST



ABC NEWS reports that a recent poll taken in Iraq finds Iraqis, unlike some Americans, do not think of Saddam's rule as the good old days:

70% Say things are “Good” today in Iraq

56% Say their lives are better NOW than before the war

71% Say their lives will be better one year from now

72% Say schools are better today

56% Say household basics are better today

53% Say crime protection is better today

39% Support the presence of Coalition Forces in Iraq

51% Oppose presence of Coalition Forces but only:

15% Say the U.S. should leave now

10% Say the U.S. should leave in 6+ months

8% Say the U.S. should leave in a few months

78% Reject attacks on Coalition Forces

99% Reject attacks on Iraqi Police

79% of all Iraqis support a united, centralized government

Jobs, commerce and wages are increasing.

70% Trust Iraqi’s Religious Leaders, followed by the Iraqi Police and the Iraqi Army. As discussed many times on this blog, this is the reason why counterinsurgency and a right understanding of Islam is vital to success. If we turn off religious leaders, the war is lost.



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