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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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