Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Iraqis Want Us to Go, Too

A corporate president, recovering from surgery, receives a telegram: “Your board of directors wishes you a speedy recovery, by a vote of 6 to 5.”

That wry old story is recalled by the recent polling of how Iraqis feel about the war in which they are caught. While they prefer life today to Saddam Hussein’s regime, by 49% to 26% (although one poll shows that margin lower and decreasing), more than half (53%) believe it will get better after we and our allies leave.

Iraqis who feel their life is good have dropped from 71% three years ago to 40% today, according to one of the surveys.

So, after four years, most Iraqis want us to go as do most Americans and their elected representatives.

But what do they know? Bush, Cheney, Lieberman and McCain know what’s good for them, and they control the board of directors for this war.

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