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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:28 PM
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(CNN) Poll: Most Americans say no one winning in Iraq

http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/10/23/iraq.poll2 /

Poll: Most Americans say no one winning in Iraq

(CNN) -- One in five Americans believes the United States is winning the war in Iraq, according to a poll. The number has dropped by half since December.

About the same number -- 18 percent -- believe insurgents are winning. But the majority, 60 percent, say no one is winning in Iraq.

The poll of 1,013 adult Americans interviewed by telephone found two-thirds -- 64 percent -- of those polled oppose the war in Iraq.

A majority, 57 percent, want the United States to announce it will pull all troops by a certain date. The Bush administration argues against setting a timetable, saying it would embolden the enemy. But the onslaught of daily violence has apparently soured public support for the war.

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peace13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:33 PM
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1. Let's drive the point home nobody is winning
and everybody is losing!!! The entire planet! Peace, Kim
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tblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:41 PM
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6. Oh there are plenty of winners!
Like Halliburton, KBR, CACI, Blackwater, Titan

Halliburton's profit rises 22% in quarter

Halliburton's Iraq-related work contributed nearly $1.2 billion in revenue in the third quarter and $45 million of operating income, a performance that pleased analysts.

"Iraq was better than expected," said Jeff Tillery, an analyst with Pickering Energy Partners Inc. "Overall, there is nothing really to question or be skeptical about. I think the results are very good."


http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-halliburton23oct2...

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peace13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 08:03 PM
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7. Oh sorry...
I was only including the horrible loss of life on all sides not the cock suckers stealing America blind. I stand corrected.
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tblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 01:27 AM
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8. No need to apologize. There are far more losers than winners in this war
and we should never forget any of them.
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:36 PM
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2. The Iraqi people sure as hell aren't winning
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historian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:47 PM
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3. what really pisses me off
is that when this illegal war began most americans were gung ho for it becuase we were going to "kick ass" When it became apparent that the only ass being kicked, both politically and financially, then all of a sudden support eroded.
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maseman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:52 PM
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4. Let's just call it what it is
It is a LOSE-LOSE situation. Nobody wins. Too many die or get wounded. People's lives are shattered, changed forever. Kids see horror like you and I could never imagine.

Actually, you know who wins? The freaking terrorists. Because while our resources are in Iraq they run free.
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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:01 PM
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5. Most Americans are wrong
The insurgents are winning. Or rather, the insurgents are winning in Anbar, and the Shia militias, particularly the jas al-Mahdi is winning in Baghdad and in the south. The Iraqi government is a laughable shell, a corrptocracy of first magnitude and little more, and Moqtada al-Sadr runs half the country through extra-judicial proxy armies.

The only reason Americans say "no one is winning" is because the vision set forth by Bush and so dearly held by so many is very obviously a failure, if not a catastrophe. The insurgents object is to cause sufficient chaos to control territory. They have succeeded in that goal, parading like fucking VFW dignitaries down the streets of Ramadi, as if the USMC wasn't in close vicinity. The Sadrists have very obviously achieved many of their own objections, and are literally in de facto control of many parts of Baghdad, and almost the whole of the populated regions of the Shia south. That means, my American friends, that they're winning. However much you don't want to admit it...

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