CNN poll: America doubts war progress
Sun, 03 Aug 2008 19:20:17
A poll reveals that the majority of Americans oppose the ongoing occupation of Iraq, despite reports suggesting the US is making progress.
Recent government figures show 387 civilians were killed in Iraq in July - 61 less than the number of those killed in June 2008.
The White House argues that the numbers show 'a dramatic improvement in security' and US President George W. Bush says progress on the ground is showing a 'degree of durability'.
A CNN and Opinion Research Corporation Poll survey revealed that some 66 percent of Americans still oppose 'the US war in Iraq'.
Only 33 percent of about 1,041 participants were in favor of the occupation of Iraq which began in 2003.
The then US secretary of state, Collin Powel, presented the UN General Assembly with evidence implicating Iraq as an active producer of chemical and biological weapons with ties to al-Qaeda.
Over one million civilians and more than 4,000 American soldiers have so far lost their lives in Iraq in spite of the fact that all such US allegations have been discredited as lies.
Bush is such a liar.... they've blocked
Bush is such a liar.... they've blocked whole neighborhoods with cement walls. Of course some violence is down but doesn't seem like that much to me if you read all the stories from Reuters! Seems like there are still a lot of car bombings going on and what really irks me is all the RW dittoheads keep saying the 'economy' is the biggest issue and they add, that Iraq is WAY down the bottom of the list. What a load!! :grr: They go hand in hand!!
Apparently the murder rate is 4 times higher in south africa than iraq
If this is the case as was reported on guardian - their search engine sucks - can't
find it... The economy - is spot on - and opportunity for all failed in south
africa and its failing elsewhere.