IRAQIS PREFER PRESENT TO PAST
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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