Skip to comments.Majority of Iraqis Endorse Election and Show Optimism
Posted on 03/27/2006 7:13:04 PM PST by george76
The majority of Iraqis overall view the recent parliamentary elections as valid, are optimistic that their country is going in the right direction and feel that the overthrow of Saddam Hussein has been worth the costs.
Sunnis, on the other hand...
The poll was conducted for WorldPublicOpinion.org by the Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) at the University of Maryland and was fielded by KA Research Limited...
Among the Shia and Kurds optimism is even higher.
Seventy-six percent of Kurds and 84% of Shia say they think the country is headed in the right direction.
the ethnic divisions are very sharp.
Ninety-eight percent of Shia and 91% of Kurds say the hardships were worth it, while 83% of Sunnis say they were not.
(Excerpt) Read more at worldpublicopinion.org ...
What a surprise! People who were pampered and in power feel bad that they're not anymore, and the oppressed are thrilled that they've been liberated.
Oookk. How much did this poll cost ?
The clincher in this article is:
Iraqis overall have a positive view of the toppling of Saddam Hussein. Asked, Thinking about any hardships you might have suffered since the US-Britain invasion, do you personally think that ousting Saddam Hussein was worth it or not? 77% say it was worth it, while 22% say it was not.
Gallup asked the same question in April 2004. At that time, 61% said that it was worth it and 28% said that it was not.
This is a devastating repudiation of the completely bogus coverage we are receiving from American and European news organizatons. 77 percent says it was worth it and that number has increased dramatically from less than a year ago.
At some point, this pathological bubble over Iraq will burst.
You wouldn't know this from the way they are "just reporting the news straight from the Iraqi hotel wet bar". It would also be nice if the Kurds who are Sunnis would be identified as such instead of just those Sunnis in the "Sunni Triangle". The Press should be ashamed the way they elevate a handful of Sader's cronies or a bunch of Bathists as if they are representative of the majority of Iraqis.
since the lame stream media is always interested in public opinion polls I betcha this is front page news tomorrow!!
77 percent nationwide "yes" is very strong.
Among the Kurds and Shia in the 90 percent plus.
Eventually, even the old media can not hide these numbers for ever.
The Sunni take the Koran literally and consider the Shia to be heretics. The Shia, on the other hand, are more interpretive of the Koran and see the Sunni as fanatics. There is very little meeting of the minds between them. Hoo-sain is a Sunni and the "Sunni triangle", the area NW of Baghdad is a hotbed of insurgence. Tikrit is Hoo-sain's birthplace so there is a lot of opposition there.
The old media has been reporting from the hotel bar for so long, they know little else.
Maybe they get a taxi ride with a Sunni driver to get the local view.../s
I think we know they don't really care what the local Iraqis feel or think. They are reporting one thing, how they feel about it and President George W Bush.
It is amazing that the old media have given up on accuracy in their reporting.
Their reports are never the search for the truth.
Rather, how can we spin this story to hurt Bush.
If it is a negative story, then it will be Breaking News for weeks.
If it is positive and they are forced, they might run it once on page 53.
Bets on how long it takes for this story to show up in the New York Times?
The president should be ashamed of the PR part of this war, he is losing badly....
It actually would behoove (sp?) the President to come to FR and get a true sense of how the grass roots (true) conservatives are thinking, and maybe... just maybe align himself a little better with us. Becasue the way he is acting now, IMO, is he don't care about 06 elections or 08 elections, because he's not in them. So he spending all his "political capital" and spending everyone else's too...
So show us how it's done, Hero.
Well, uh I'm not the press secretary or a top political advisor, but even I can tell his public relations are $hity to say the least. I love W as much as the next Freeper, but crap, even I know that when you see the MSM up there bashing you're every move, you gotta get up there and fight back, and he ain't doin it.. and I never claimed to be the know it all.... I just notice that he's getting the heck beat out of him on the public ring and he needs to refute some of these outrageous allegations.
so "zzzzz" yourself... I don't see you "throwing up" any real conversation....
Yes, he is. Why can't you follow current events?
let's see some of that then!!!?.... I keep up with current events quite a bit, maybe I don't spend all day at FR knocking everyone else's posts like some other people here, but it is a blog isn't it? and I'm a freeper/lurker mostly and I'm entitled to type soemthing and post it, whether you like or not! so like I accidently typed to myself earlier... "zzz" yourself! :) lol get a grip!
Since you spend so much time here reading and lurking, I obviously don't need to show you how often the President and his Administration refute his critics. I mean, since you're so well read and all (not to mention emotionally grounded).
So the Sunnis are something like the Democrats here?
My goodness... Someone forgot their medication this morning. Since I didn't forget mine, I'll forgive your crappy attitude... If you know it all, then lets here some of this famous refutiation against all these critics, because I have not seen much... and if the Pres. is doing such a great job of fighting back, then why is his poll numbers at 39 or so percent? Cause he aint fighting back...and the sheepole alwasy follow what they here the most...
thanks for posting
Okay and I'll admit, my typing is spelling wrong what my mind is thinking.. so please forgive the spelling errors.
In comparison with the Shiites, the Sunnis are the bad guys. They're more fundamentalist than the Shiites. And since they're in the minority, this can be considered good news. But the polarization of the two sides doesn't bode well for national unity.
We've already covered your ignorance of current events. And your "crappy attitude" barb is equally as effective as your "get a grip" comment. :-D
Hi Coop. I meant to also ping you on my post #32 :)
You tell everyone here of my ognorance of curretn events. You have yet to say anything substantive about this thread other cut me down... got anything worth talking about other than my ignorance? or is that a cover up?
Some threads on the forum may be blog-ish but it aint a blog.
Hi Summer, hope all is well down your way. :-)
Well, Coop, I see you're this angry at everyone ou've posted to this morning, so I don't feel as stupid now... You jsut like to cut people down on every thread you've see the oppurtunity, but none of you're posts had anythign of substance in them, only cut-downs and references to other people's stupidity and ignorance... dang I thought I was special... Wanna meet in the parking lot after school? /sarc. yo and "get a grip!!!! :) lol see the humor...huh... huh.... see it see it? try real hard Coop, try, i know you have it in you, I've seen you psot for a long time.... c'mon
busy trying to degrade someone else at the moment I guess, I think I bored him....
I'm not sure of the Stewart interview, but Sada has been referenced several times. Although I agree with the WMD existence in Iraq, I personally don't find him to be a compelling witness.
nah... I said "get-a-grip" towards the end of the rant-lecture, but not right at the end. read my entire silly post before replying..... man I'm just speakin' my mind, maybe you think it's below you, but really this thread was not meant for us to cut each other down... we should join forces to expel the illegal people before fighting amoungst ourselves... I'm legally here working, paying taxes, voting and dong my part to increase the population....you?
dong=doing, forgive my speedy typing with typos...
I snuck under the fence, get paid under the table, gripe without voting, and kill off large segments of the population.
Okay, but you're just sneaking under a fence the Americans won't sneak under....voting on matters that Americans won't vote on....griping about subjects that Americans wont gripe about, and also just killing off the people the Americans won't kill? I've got a few names if you need a job...
You and I are going to be the best of FR friends, I can tell....
I'm sure this will be on the front page of todays New York Slimes and Washington Compost.
Wow. Where have YOU been lately??
I've been hearing and seeing his so-called "fighting back" but it isn't much of a fight he's putting up... IMO