Saturday, March 17, 2007

Iraqis put a dent in leftards' talking points

Sorry, Senator Rockefeller et al, but the Iraqis don't agree that they'd be better off under Saddam. From the UK:
MOST Iraqis believe life is better for them now than it was under Saddam Hussein, according to a British opinion poll published today.

The survey of more than 5,000 Iraqis found the majority optimistic despite their suffering in sectarian violence since the American-led invasion four years ago this week.

One in four Iraqis has had a family member murdered, says the poll by Opinion Research Business. In Baghdad, the capital, one in four has had a relative kidnapped and one in three said members of their family had fled abroad. But when asked whether they preferred life under Saddam, the dictator who was executed last December, or under Nouri al-Maliki, the prime minister, most replied that things were better for them today.

Only 27% think there is a civil war in Iraq, compared with 61% who do not, according to the survey carried out last month. (I guess these folks don't read the NY Times or watch CNN, do they? You know, those MSM sources nowhere near them that think they know what's going on more so than the Iraqis? - Ed.)

By a majority of two to one, Iraqis believe military operations now under way will disarm all militias. More than half say security will improve after a withdrawal of multinational forces.

Margaret Beckett, the foreign secretary, said the findings pointed to progress. “There is no widespread violence in the four southern provinces and the fact that the picture is more complex than the stereotype usually portrayed is reflected in today’s poll,” she said.

Yeah, well, what do those Iraqi b@stards know? It's not like they live there or anything! Oh, wait...they do live there. Uh...ummm...quick, someone throw me a moonbat talking point!

The left is invested so deeply in Iraq's failure that this undoubtedly deals a blow to the nutroots' perception of reality. Then again, since when do the 'tards deal with reality?