Monday, March 16, 2009

"...64% of Iraqis call democracy their preferred form of government."


ABC News recently polled Iraqi citizens. Here are some of the eye-opening results.:
Eighty-four percent of Iraqis now rate security in their own area positively, nearly double its August 2007 level. Seventy-eight percent say their protection from crime is good, more than double its low. Three-quarters say they can go where they want safely – triple what it's been.
I wonder if Detroit is that high.
...eight in 10 favor [United States military] withdrawal on schedule by 2011 – or sooner. But at the same time a new high, 64 percent of Iraqis, now call democracy their preferred form of government.
This is a good thing. Any country that would want to be occupied would clearly have some issues yet to be dealt with.
Sixty-five percent of Iraqis say things are going well in their own lives, up from 39 percent in 2007 (albeit still a bit below its 2005 peak). Fifty-eight percent say things are going well for Iraq – a new high, up from only 22 percent in 2007. Expectations for the year ahead, at the national and personal levels, also have soared
Let's compare that with this CNN poll from Feburary 2009 that stated 75% of Americans say that things are going well for them personally. 65% of Iraqis compared to 75% of Americans. Yes, all things are relative -- but now no one can question the Iraq War success story.

Amazing, indeed.

Thank you, President Bush and all members of the US Military.

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