bARABie – Hard Hitting Facts

November 2, 2007

Bush wears out welcome

Filed under: Uncategorized — barabie @ 10:48 am

As Bush’s war dragged on, more and more Iraqis became disenchanted with their country’s dilemma as well as disgusted with the occupation of United States troops.

A September 2006 study by the University of Maryland’s Program of International Policy Attitudes showed:

61 percent of Iraqis supported attacks on United States military forces and favored Americans being killed.

58 percent said that, if United States forces withdrew in six months, violence would decrease.

71 percent want United States troops to withdraw within one year.

79 percent said the United States had a negative influence on the situation in Iraq.

53 percent said setting a timeline for withdrawal “would strengthen the government.”

80 percent said the United States military force in Iraq provoked more violence than it prevented.

An overwhelmingly majority of Iraqis had a negative opinion of bin Laden.

More than half, 57 percent, disapproving of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

75 percent said they believed the United States would keep military bases in Iraq permanently.

72 percent said they thought Iraq would be one state within five years. Shi’ite Iraqis were most likely to feel that way, though a majority of Sunnis and Kurds also believed that would be the case.

(Source: Program of International Policy Attitudes, September 27, 2006)bush-lies.jpg

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