<!-- Begin meta tags generated by ORblogs --> </meta name="keywords" content="progressive, liberal, politics, government, edit, language, grammar, accuracy, honesty, clarity, world, news, media" /> </> <!-- End meta tags generated by ORblogs -->> Editor at Large: Why are we still in Iraq?

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Why are we still in Iraq?

A majority of Americans want us out of Iraq, and an even bigger majority of Iraqis want us out of Iraq. So why are we still in Iraq? Just so George W. Bush doesn't have to admit he was wrong?

From the Washington Post:

"A strong majority of Iraqis want U.S.-led military forces to immediately withdraw from the country, saying their swift departure would make Iraq more secure and decrease sectarian violence, according to new polls by the State Department and independent researchers.

"In Baghdad, for example, nearly three-quarters of residents polled said they would feel safer if U.S. and other foreign forces left Iraq, with 65 percent of those asked favoring an immediate pullout, according to State Department polling results obtained by The Washington Post.

"Another new poll, scheduled to be released on Wednesday by the Program on International Policy Attitudes at the University of Maryland, found that 71 percent of Iraqis questioned want the Iraqi government to ask foreign forces to depart within a year. By large margins, though, Iraqis believed that the U.S. government would refuse the request, with 77 percent of those polled saying the United States intends keep permanent military bases in the country."

As Tom Tomorrow says, "A country full of cut-and-run defeatocrats. Iraq, that is."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/26/
AR2006092601721.html

2 Comments:

Anonymous Jeff said...

If it's in the Washington Post, it has to be true....

2:03 PM  
Blogger Editor at Large said...

Jeff: If Bush and his sheep deny it, it has to be false...

4:16 PM  

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