Iraqi poll about America

Straight from the horse’s mouth: a poll asking Iraqi people how they feel about the war. The results indicate the Iraqi people are “conflicted”, to say the least. Some highlights:

  • Nearly half (46%) said the war has done more harm than good, and 71% see the troops as occupiers, but 61% believe the ouster of Saddam was worth it

  • Iraqis are split almost evenly when asked if attacks against US forces are justified. Ninety-one per cent said attacks against Iraqi police are not justified.
  • Fifty-seven per cent want US and UK forces to leave immediately, but 53% would feel less safe if that happened.
  • Slightly more than half (51%) said their families were better off.

Some of these results seem contradictory, but then polls aren't always accurate indicators.

Posted by Vivek at April 28, 2004 8:46 PM