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Time for change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-02-06 03:59 PM
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7. The possibility that Bush Co might give a shit about the Iraqis -
or anyone else for that matter - never even crossed my mind.

But the question of what the Iraqis think of our occupation of their country is a different (though related) question than what the intentions of the Bush administration were are are. It's theoretically possible that they could have had good intentions initially, but the occupation is nevertheless damaging to Iraqi citizens. Or it could be theoretically possible that the intentions were not good, but the occupation is nevertheless serving a useful purpose for the Iraqis (In fact, some Iraqis do apparently feel that way according to the polls, though it is also possible that many of them felt pressured to answer the polls in a way that wouldn't disturb the Americans).

But the bottom line is that the good majority of Iraqis don't want us there, and that fact needs to be explained by politicians who talk of the "commitment" that we owe to the Iraqis.
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  -What Iraqis Think of the US Occupation A Summary of Poll Results Time for change  Jul-02-06 12:00 PM   #0 
  - One of the first signs that the administration didn't give a shit about  acmavm   Jul-02-06 12:07 PM   #1 
  - One of the first signs that the Bushies didn't give a shit about Iraqis  Jack Rabbit   Jul-02-06 12:20 PM   #2 
  - could you be referring to Ahmad Chalabi by any chance?  MissWaverly   Jul-02-06 12:29 PM   #4 
  - Another sign that they don't give a damn about bringing democracy to Iraq  Time for change   Jul-02-06 09:47 PM   #14 
  - The possibility that Bush Co might give a shit about the Iraqis -  Time for change   Jul-02-06 03:59 PM   #7 
  - What the Iraqis want & need should trump what BushCo wants BUT...  WePurrsevere   Jul-02-06 12:29 PM   #3 
  - That's very true - BUT  Time for change   Jul-02-06 01:57 PM   #5 
     - I totally agree... the problem is that they often ignore those of us  WePurrsevere   Jul-02-06 02:13 PM   #6 
        - Yes, we need to put pressure on them by publicizing things like this  Time for change   Jul-03-06 07:26 AM   #18 
  - K + R  mod mom   Jul-02-06 05:26 PM   #8 
  - Busholini and his Junta care about the Iraqi people.  Disturbed   Jul-02-06 05:47 PM   #9 
     - but...but...he does care about their oil (doesn't that count for  mod mom   Jul-02-06 06:51 PM   #10 
     - Ok, now I get it. I finally understand what "compassionate conservative"  Time for change   Jul-03-06 08:33 AM   #19 
     - Busholini is almost as ripe as bushitler, but I like the shit in shitler.  lonestarnot   Jul-02-06 06:56 PM   #11 
  - These polls argue AGAINST the Kerry approach.  Clarkie1   Jul-02-06 07:00 PM   #12 
  - I don't agree - I think these polls are very consistent with Kerry's  Time for change   Jul-02-06 08:30 PM   #13 
     - I agree completely with your last and most important point.  Clarkie1   Jul-02-06 10:09 PM   #15 
        - Yes, those are very important issues that you raise  Time for change   Jul-02-06 11:59 PM   #16 
        - Here's a good example of that  Time for change   Jul-03-06 03:36 AM   #17 
  - I don't understand these results.  PinkyisBlue   Jul-03-06 11:28 PM   #20 
     - Yeah, it's hard to understand  Time for change   Jul-04-06 08:26 AM   #21 
        - Yes, you're right.  PinkyisBlue   Jul-04-06 12:12 PM   #22 

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