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Clarkie1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-02-06 10:09 PM
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15. I agree completely with your last and most important point.
Edited on Sun Jul-02-06 10:16 PM by Clarkie1
"...their opinions should be taken into account when devising our plans -- especially for those who claim that a major reason for staying is to honor our commitment to the Iraqis."

Unfortunately, even with these polls it's hard to get a clear picture of what exactly the majority of Iraqis want, and sometimes the polls seem contradictory, but at least they give us something better than no idea at all of the diversity of their opinions.

When the Iraqi government asks us to go, we must go. However, If we set a timeline for complete withdrawl on a certain date, and on that date the government asks us to stay, that could become problematic. And that's just one possible scenario.

So, the most important question is when determining what the Iraqi people want (understanding that not all of them want the same thing), do we make that determination based on what the "sovereign" Iraqi government wants, or what polls (of which I am not completely confident of the methodology) indicate the Iraqi people want? If we consider both, how do we weight the two? We should be thinking about such questions at this point, it seems to me.
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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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