Monday, March 19, 2007

Maliki better than Saddam

It isn’t surprising that Iraqis prefer their present government of Iraq to that of Saddam.

‘Despite sectarian slaughter, ethnic cleansing and suicide bombs, an opinion poll conducted on the eve of the fourth anniversary of the US-led invasion of Iraq has found striking resilience and optimism among the inhabitants.

The poll, the biggest since coalition troops invaded Iraq on March 20, 2003, indicates that by a majority of 2 to 1, Iraqis prefer the current leadership to Saddam Hussein's regime despite the collapse of security and lack of public services’

But 53% of Iraqis believe security would improve with the withdrawal of foreign forces, while only 26% think it will get worse.

Despite claims in The Age to the contrary there are perceptions of a generally improving security situation in Bhagdad.


Fred Argy said...

Yes I thought it had mostly good news for Howard but Rudd can draw comfort from the predominant belief that security would improve if the occupying troops cleared out.

By the way, Harry, one needs the patience of Job to blog into your site. It's putting me off with all these triple checks. I know you are looking at it but I have often given up in disgust.

hc said...

OK Fred I turned off the verification device. Truthfully it drives me crazy too - unless I am at my office I have to use it also to respoond to a comment.

I'll give it a week or so and see how the spam levels go.

Jos said...

says who?