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Poll: Support for Iraq War Still Strong
foxnews ^ | February 21, 2003

Posted on 02/21/2003 3:27:15 PM PST by Indy Pendance

Edited on 04/22/2004 12:35:34 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

WASHINGTON Public support for eventual military action against Iraq remains strong, but the number of people who think the United States doesn't have enough international support yet for such military action is growing, says a new poll.

Nearly six in 10 Americans, 57 percent, say the United States should get a second U.N. resolution before attacking Iraq, and about the same number, 58 percent, say this country does not currently have enough international support for such an attack. These are the findings of a poll released Thursday by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.


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1 posted on 02/21/2003 3:27:15 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Indy Pendance
was at 66 percent, but that tends to drop in polls when people are asked about attacking without allied backing. Polls show a majority approves of military action as long as this country has the support of major allies.

We have the support of most European allies. 16 out of 19 NATO country allies, Japan, Australia, and a host of other nations - we know the drill ... To imply otherwise is POLLAGANDA.

2 posted on 02/21/2003 3:35:12 PM PST by WOSG
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To: Indy Pendance
A MUST READ to debate the question where were the anti-war activists in 1998.
TEXT OF THE PRESIDENT'S BRIEFING ON IRAQI AIRSTRIKES.
3 posted on 02/21/2003 3:35:32 PM PST by fivetoes (God Bless our Troops)
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To: All
OK....ONE MORE TIME.....

WHO has joined the ALLIES FOR LIBERTY & FREEDOM?

THESE ARE the 29 ALLIES for IRAQI people’s (women & children included) FREEDOM

U.S., Britian, Australia, Spain, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, Italy, Portugal, Armenia, Lithuania

Slovakia, Denmark, Czech Republic, Quatar, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Albania, Kuwait, Israel, Slovenia, Estonia, Latvia, Macedonia, Croatia, Azerbaijan, Georgia Republic, Marshall Islands and Japan

FREE the IRAQI people!!!

What OTHER countries want the IRAQI citizens FREEDOM?
ARMENIA
AZERBAIJAN GEORGIA Republic
MARSHALL ISLANDS
goodnesswins, with technical assistance from abner

4 posted on 02/21/2003 3:39:02 PM PST by goodnesswins (Thank the Military for your freedom and security....and thank a Rich person for jobs.)
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To: WOSG
"POLLAGANDA"

LOL. I'm adding it to my lexicon.
5 posted on 02/21/2003 3:39:44 PM PST by Once-Ler (I vote Dubya)
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To: goodnesswins
No, no wait! But the peaceniks say we're going it ALONE! This can't be!

It's good to see we have so many nations backing us up.
6 posted on 02/21/2003 3:47:07 PM PST by GiveEmDubya
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To: Indy Pendance
I think this anti-war sentiment is a product of the extreme-left and the mass media. I'm hard pressed to find people against the war in Iraq and I live in Massachusetts - where only 99.97% of the population are cold-hearted conservatives.
7 posted on 02/21/2003 4:02:36 PM PST by SamAdams76 (California wine tastes better - boycott French wine!)
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To: goodnesswins; Once-Ler; GiveEmDubya
There was a very good article in the Wall Street Journal today about Spain (and another one about Britain) and the personal risks that Aznar and Blair are taking for doing the right thing. I hope we give big support to these guys.

Actually, Gov. Bush of Florida is in Spain right now talking about trade agreements, and I'm sure the British are going to be appropriately rewarded, too. (Naturally, in the case of both Britain and Spain, the "intellectuals" hate us, but who cares about a bunch of movie actors and burned-out college professors, anyway?)
8 posted on 02/21/2003 4:03:30 PM PST by livius
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To: Indy Pendance
I'll bet this has taught this president and every other future Republican president to NEVER listen to what the left has to say. They will strike at our heals, but we will eventually crush their heads.
9 posted on 02/21/2003 4:07:46 PM PST by concerned about politics (Stop Taxpayer Supported Socialist Indoctrinatin... Support School Choice ..Demand it.)
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To: WOSG
We have the support of most European allies... To imply otherwise is POLLAGANDA.

I don't think it's "pollaganda" so much as it is an illustration of the limitations of using public perceptions to determine policy. The poll tells us that "58 percent say this country does not currently have enough international support." But who are these people, and what do they know? If we went to their houses and gave them a quiz, could they name five countries that support the U.S., or are these yahoos who heard Dan Rather tell them that "Bush is going alone" and honestly think that is the case?

It makes a difference. To hear some of these demagogues tell it, foreign policy should be determined by every change in the weather pattern exhibited by people who make very little effort to know what they're talking about.

Pew is a leftist stooge outfit anyway. It pisses me off that they would even report a finding like that. They know damned well that half the people who answered that question don't have a clue which countries support the U.S., and which don't.


10 posted on 02/21/2003 4:17:41 PM PST by Nick Danger (Freeps Ahoy! Caribbean cruise May 31... from $610 http://www.freeper.org)
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To: Indy Pendance; All
You folks might be interested in this thread.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/848341/posts
12 posted on 02/21/2003 4:22:06 PM PST by PsyOp
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To: goodnesswins
It's ironic that most of the nations that are with us are those most recently free from communist totalitarianism, while those that are against us are trying to re-invent communism.
13 posted on 02/21/2003 4:25:20 PM PST by PsyOp
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To: Indy Pendance
Images by Registered

Click on the Peace Sign!

14 posted on 02/21/2003 4:49:35 PM PST by CyberCowboy777 (In those days... Every man did that which was right in his own eyes.)
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To: Attila Flagellum Dei
That's a good question....let's start a list of countries of the world and how much aid they get from the good ole' US.....just tell me the countries and Numbers and I'll make the list.... (It'll be long)
15 posted on 02/21/2003 4:57:21 PM PST by goodnesswins (Thank the Military for your freedom and security....and thank a Rich person for jobs.)
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To: Indy Pendance
"Nearly six in 10 Americans, 57 percent, say the United States should get a second U.N. resolution before attacking Iraq,.."

Right. Isn't that about the same percentage that thinks that foreign policy doesn't matter when choosing a president? Chances are good those 6 in 10 have no basis for forming an opinion either way.

16 posted on 02/21/2003 5:06:17 PM PST by Paulie
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To: goodnesswins
Don't confuse everyone with the facts. The Dems and elite media say we are going in unilaterally don't you know?
17 posted on 02/21/2003 5:13:51 PM PST by RJayneJ
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To: Indy Pendance
"The number of people who are basically backing support hasn't changed," Kohut said, "but concerns about the big qualification of international support have."

Since we already HAVE international support, and France and Germany are the only two holdouts (Russia wants more oil, and China just wants to be a pain) I'd say the media propaganda must be working.

18 posted on 02/21/2003 5:22:20 PM PST by cake_crumb (UN Resolutions = VERY expensive, very SCRATCHY toilet paper.)
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To: goodnesswins
You go right ahead and post your flag bomb as often as you want! It's surprising how few FReepers even know the extent of the coalition of the willing.
19 posted on 02/21/2003 5:30:28 PM PST by cake_crumb (UN Resolutions = VERY expensive, very SCRATCHY toilet paper.)
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