Poll: Iraqis Say Life Is Getting Better...

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by sputdr, Mar 18, 2007.

  1. Iraqis: life is getting betterMarie Colvin

    MOST Iraqis believe life is better for them now than it was under Saddam Hussein, according to a British opinion poll published today.

    The survey of more than 5,000 Iraqis found the majority optimistic despite their suffering in sectarian violence since the American-led invasion four years ago this week.

    One in four Iraqis has had a family member murdered, says the poll by Opinion Research Business. In Baghdad, the capital, one in four has had a relative kidnapped and one in three said members of their family had fled abroad. But when asked whether they preferred life under Saddam, the dictator who was executed last December, or under Nouri al-Maliki, the prime minister, most replied that things were better for them today.

    Only 27% think there is a civil war in Iraq, compared with 61% who do not, according to the survey carried out last month.

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    By a majority of two to one, Iraqis believe military operations now under way will disarm all militias. More than half say security will improve after a withdrawal of multinational forces.

    Margaret Beckett, the foreign secretary, said the findings pointed to progress. “There is no widespread violence in the four southern provinces and the fact that the picture is more complex than the stereotype usually portrayed is reflected in today’s poll,” she said.
  2. ONLY 27% think Iraq is in a civil war? One in four had a family member murdered?

    It's good news week!
    Lets celebrate! C E L E B R A T E Good times Come on!
  3. This isn't happening. How was this poll allowed to escape Iraq?

    "MOST Iraqis believe life is better for them now than it was under Saddam Hussein,"

    Now would be the perfect time to pull the rug out from under the Iraqis.
  4. Hmm, well thats encouraging.
    If only they could have polled all the dead people too, make sure it was accurate.

    Lifes getting better......even deaths are getting better!
    Everythings getting better, yay!:cool:
  5. Why not move there, Bucko? You can take up arms and fight for your cause. And while you are at it, take the whole Bush family with you!