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Clarkie1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-02-06 07:00 PM
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12. These polls argue AGAINST the Kerry approach.
Edited on Sun Jul-02-06 07:11 PM by Clarkie1
Especially this one:
The Time/ABC News poll of October-November 2005 provided more specifics on this question, with the following choices for when coalition forces should leave Iraq:

 Now: 26%
 When Iraqi security forces are ready: 16%
 After a new government is in place: 19%
 When security is restored: 31%

So, if we take the word "timeline" out of this, 74% of Iraqis polled at that time did not want the U.S. to leave "now."

Roughly half did not want the U.S. to leave until "Iraqi security forces were ready" and/or "security is restored."

If the purpose of posting these polls is to argue that the Iraqi people support a withdrawl of U.S. forces before the Iraqi security forces are ready and security is restored (which could have hypothetically happened with the Kerry approach), I think the evidence to date does not support that conclusion.

The Iraqi people, according this admittedly somewhat dated poll (do we have a more recent one?) are as split on the occupation as the American people.
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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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