Kinda funny how the MSM chose to put up a headline like this:
and even this one from the polling company itself:
When the actual meat of the poll states: (of course it’s not in the article itself, you have to read the whole report to find this passage)
Overall 94 percent have an unfavorable view of al Qaeda, with 82 percent expressing a very unfavorable view. Of all organizations and individuals assessed in this poll, it received the most negative ratings. The Shias and Kurds show similarly intense levels of opposition, with 95 percent and 93 percent respectively saying they have very unfavorable views. The Sunnis are also quite negative, but with less intensity. Seventy-seven percent express an unfavorable view, but only 38 percent are very unfavorable. Twenty-three percent express a favorable view (5% very).
Views of Osama bin Laden are only slightly less negative. Overall 93 percent have an unfavorable view, with 77 percent very unfavorable. Very unfavorable views are expressed by 87 percent of Kurds and 94 percent of Shias. Here again, the Sunnis are negative, but less unequivocally–71 percent have an unfavorable view (23% very), and 29 percent a favorable view (3% very).
So the Iraqi’s hate Al-Qaeda, absolutely hate them. Good news, since this would also be the opposite of what the Democrats are schreeching about lately with the NIE that was leaked out recently. Mainly that our presence in Iraq is breeding more hatred, while in fact it appears Al-Qaeda’s presense in Iraq is the one breeding the hatred. One other good aspect, one in which this news article seemed to view as a negative, is that the Iraqi’s are trusting their military and police to keep them safe. If this poll is correct they feel they can do a better job of protecting their own people now then we can.
This is good news since this was not the case a year ago. Then they were begging for us to stay, since they had not been completely trained up. Now they believe they can do the job themselves.
Why is this:
An overwhelming majority believes that the US military presence in Iraq is provoking more conflict than it is preventing and there is growing confidence in the Iraqi army. If the US made a commitment to withdraw, a majority believes that this would strengthen the Iraqi government.
Another factor that may be contributing to Iraqi’s readiness to have US-led forces leave is a growing confidence in Iraqi security forces. Asked to assess the readiness of Iraqi security forces to stand on their own in six months, 53 percent say that they “will be strong enough to deal with the security challenges Iraq will face” while 46 percent say they “will still need the help of military forces from other countries.”
When those who thought Iraqi security forces will still need the help of foreign forces six months were asked how much longer they thought this help would be needed, 9 percent (of the total sample) said one year, 21 percent two years and 16 percent three years. Thus 62 percent overall believe that Iraqi security forces will be able to stand on their own in one year.
A bad thing? It’s not. This means we have almost completed our job. Yes, they view that we are creating more problems due to the attacks but they believe their OWN military can now handle the job…….
You would think this would make the liberals happy, but no…..
Erika (1000+ posts) Wed Sep-27-06 12:37 AM
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1. Duh..Only W’s corporate Iraqi puppets want us there n/t
LibDemAlways (1000+ posts) Wed Sep-27-06 01:29 AM
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5. The Bush Crime Family neither knows nor cares what
the Iraqis want. What they want is the oil, and they’re not planning to leave while there’s a drop to be had.
The Iraqi’s starting to stand on their own two feet is not good because Bushitler will just shove them back down…didn’t you know that?
One last thing that may interest you is this little tidbit on page 3 of the whole report:
The poll was fielded by KA Research Limited/D3 Systems, Inc. Polling was conducted September 1-4 with a nationwide sample of 1,150, which included an oversample of Arab Sunnis.
Funny since Sunni’s comprise of only 32-37% of the population. They chose to oversample them in this poll?
Smells fishy to me.