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BBC News: Poll finds surprising optimists
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/4641396.stm ^ | 01/24/2006 | BBC News

Posted on 01/25/2006 5:56:52 AM PST by IrishMike

Poll finds surprising optimists

Iraqis and Afghans are among the most optimistic people in the world when it comes to their economic future, a new survey for the BBC suggests.

"In Afghanistan, 70% say their own circumstances are improving, and 57% believe that the country overall is on the way up. In Iraq, 65% believe their personal life is getting better, and 56% are upbeat about the country's economy."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: iraqisafghans

1 posted on 01/25/2006 5:56:54 AM PST by IrishMike
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To: IrishMike

Really is Bush's fault, for once.


2 posted on 01/25/2006 5:58:47 AM PST by atomicpossum (Replies must follow approved guidelines or you will be kill-filed without appeal.)
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To: IrishMike

It's only surprising to the people who believe the media without doing any thinking of their own.


3 posted on 01/25/2006 5:59:27 AM PST by faloi
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To: IrishMike

This is only surprising to blind Bush-haters. You see what you want to see.


4 posted on 01/25/2006 5:59:56 AM PST by loreldan (Lincoln, Reagan, & G. W. Bush - the cure for Democrat lunacy.)
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To: IrishMike

The MSM must hate this news. I highly doubt Wolf Blitzer will be reporting this.


5 posted on 01/25/2006 6:01:21 AM PST by moose2004 (You Can Run But You Can't Hide!)
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To: IrishMike
It must have be terribly painful for the writer to have to put those figures in without being able to somehow spin it to hurt Bush. Probably has to walk through the newsroom today with his face covered like a perp walk, being pelted by hissing colleague's paper wads and empty coffee cups.
6 posted on 01/25/2006 6:06:23 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly catching hell for posting without reading since 2004)
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To: IrishMike
I'm surprised that THEY (bbc) ARE surprised. Well not really, who new that people liked freedom?
7 posted on 01/25/2006 6:08:23 AM PST by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: BallyBill
new=knew
8 posted on 01/25/2006 6:09:32 AM PST by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: IrishMike

Wellcome to FR. Good post.


9 posted on 01/25/2006 8:23:51 AM PST by lesser_satan
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