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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:14 AM
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56% of Americans 'Regret' Loss of Life in Iraq
"regret"?




http://www.angus-reid.com/polls/index.cfm/fuseaction/vi...

- Many adults in the United States are disappointed with their governments decision to launch the coalition effort, according to a poll by Zogby International. 56 per cent of respondents think the war in Iraq has not been worth the loss of American lives.


Polling Data

Has the war in Iraq been worth the loss of American lives?

Yes
38%

No
56%

Not sure
6%





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Missy M Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:21 AM
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1. I would think it would be 100% would say the war in...
Iraq is not worth the loss of American or any lives.
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screembloodymurder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:22 AM
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2. My poll:
6% of Americans are not sure who they are
38% of Americans are brain dead, fundamentalist Christian zealots
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:26 AM
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3. So, by inference 44% cof Americans could give a rat's ass about the loss
...of life in Iraq
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globalvillage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:27 AM
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4. Who ARE these people?
I just don't get it. 38% of the country is stupid, stubborn, heartless or a combination?

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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:42 AM
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5. American lives. Did you notice that?
I wonder how many Americans regret the loss of lives of Iraqi men, women, and children who didn't deserve any of this?

I bet that number is really low.

Don
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:47 AM
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7. Yeah. Shameful, isn't it?
The only lives that matter to the majority of Americans are American. To Hell with the rest of the world.

But they hate us for our freedoms. :eyes:
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:47 AM
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8. I am sure
probably in the 20s. :(
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:46 AM
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6. a large portion of that 38% can be found down at the local churches this
morning too. IMHO
Not saying religion is bad just saying some people use it as a tool is all
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MindMatter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:14 AM
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13. Religion is what gives these sickos
the ability to hold monstrous opinions while telling one another they are good people.

If God had not creasted all these religions for us, we would have had to invent them ourselves.
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nevergiveup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:47 AM
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9. This is
the most astonishing poll I have ever seen. I assume the 38% are mostly white males. If we could only gather up these guys and send them to Baghdad. Give them all an open Jeep and a BB-gun and a bible and send them into the neighborhoods to spread democracy. This would be poetic justice at it finest.
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varkam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:58 AM
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10. I'm not sure regret has much to do with the poll.
The polling question has nothing to do with "regret" but simply asks if the loss of life has been "worth it". It's a subtle difference, but I imagine if "Do you regret..." had been asked, the results would look much different. It's a misleading title (and that's not your fault as they tacked regret into the title for reasons beyond me).

Nonetheless, the 38% who think that the loss of life has been worth it probably don't read the newspapers and watch Fox news (if they watch any news at all, that is). The simple fact of the matter is that Iraq is in far worse shape now than it was before the invasion. Utilities such as water and electricity remain below pre-war levels (despite all the contractors working to get them up to snuff), not to mention that sectarian violence is reaching new levels across the country.

Even if I agreed with the assertion that Saddam needed to be removed by us, I still wouldn't think the loss of life was "worth it" given the state of the country at present.
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NeoConsSuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:06 AM
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11. The 38% are just scum
who think Iraq oil now belongs to the USA, and they're wondering how come the price of gas hasn't dropped to $1/gallon.

Can't put a price on a human life? NeoCons do it all the time.
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MindMatter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:12 AM
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12. Look around you.
If there are 9 people standing around you, 4 of them are really sick fucks.

The question was not whether they thought it was a good idea 4 years ago when Bush made up all those lies. The question wasn't whether it was a good idea 2 years ago when Saddam was deposed and his 2 boys were killed.

The question is, today, has it been worth the loss of American lives? Completely ignoring the loss of non-American lives (and most Americans don't give a shit about amybody but themselves), it is utterly astounding that a single person could answer in the affirmative. This enterprise has just been one catastrophe after another, with no hope of improvement as long as America is involved. No matter how well justified one believes the war might have been, the war, such as it has been, was not worth a single life, American or otherwise.

The only thing worse than those 38% of sick fucks is the 6% who apparently aren't aware there is a war going on.
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wake.up.america Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:20 AM
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16. The war in Iraq was wrong then as much as it is now...
At what point does a war "become" wrong? What is standard?

I think many Americans would call the war justified, if oil were cheaper as a result o the invasion. Now that the price of gas is much higher, the war is wrong.



By the way, Bush has not become any dumber, he is the same idiot whom many people allowed to steal the election in 2000.

He will end his term without remorse nor will he face any repercussion as a result of his idiocy.

The moron has managed to create more anger poverty and deaths.
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MindMatter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:36 AM
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17. But that's the point
No wars are good, but some are justified, or at least thinking people can have a reasonable debate about the justification for some wars.

There has not been a single result from this Iraq invasion that has been good for America, good for Iraq, or good for anybody else, other than maybe Halliburton.

The only explanation I can see is there are almost 40% among us who are completely daft.
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Libby2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:15 AM
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14. It makes me ill,
the polling question was American lives. Disgusting.
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:17 AM
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15. What percentage regret the loss of life of 100,000 innocent civilians?
Or maybe that question isn't poll worthy.
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MindMatter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 10:38 AM
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18. How many decimal points do you have on your calculator?
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 11:38 AM
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19. closer to 200,000 dead Iraqis
the Lancet Article is two years old now. :(
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 12:48 PM
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20. But hey, who's counting?
Nobody.
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