62 % of iraqis in favor of us action in war

  1. Yak
    13,672 Posts.
    And yet the UN dithers.......

    ....and debates......


    ....and does a bit more dithering.......


    .....before heading off for some caviar and chardonnay

    A bunch of dithering dolts.

    REBUILDING IN THE GULF
    Iraqis: Ousting Saddam worth hardships

    But nearly half polled think nation worse off than before invasion

    Posted: September 24, 2003
    5:00 p.m. Eastern

    A new Gallup poll of Baghdad residents released today shows 62 percent think ousting Saddam Hussein was worth any hardships they have personally endured since the invasion of Iraq by coalition forces.

    The poll was the first scientific survey "assessing the postwar social and political climate of Baghdad’s 6.4 million citizens," the Gallup Organization said in a statement. The group says it has committed to a multi-year task of reporting Iraqis' opinions.

    The poll was conducted in homes across Baghdad. Galllup says 1,178 hour-long interviews were conducted.

    Among the poll's findings:


    Nearly two-thirds (62 percent) of Baghdad’s citizens think ousting Saddam Hussein was worth any hardships they have personally endured since the invasion.

    Nearly half (47 percent) thinks the country as a whole is currently worse off than it was before the invasion – 33 percent thinks it is already in better shape.

    Two-thirds (67 percent) believe Iraq will be in better condition five years from now than it was before the U.S. and British-led invasion; just 8 percent think it will be worse off.

    61 percent take a favorable view of the new Iraqi Governing Council, but see its policies and decisions “still mostly determined by the coalition’s own authorities” (75 percent).

    Fully half (50 percent) think that the Coalition Provisional Authority is doing a better job now than was the case two months ago, while just 14 percent think it is doing a worse job.
 
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