Thursday, March 31, 2005
This Vietnam-like Quagmire....
Thanks to Arthur Chrenkoff for posting this survey. I don't know where you get this stuff, but keep it coming. It means a lot to us military guys.
Survey of Political Science students at a University in Najaf, Iraq. Published in yesterday's edition of "Almendhar":
"62% of those polled said they wanted Islam to be one of the sources of the constitution.
"38% wanted Islam to be the only source for the Iraqi constitution.
"49% support a federal government.
"50% support allowing those who boycotted the election to have input in writing the constitution.
"63% support the multi national forces staying in Iraq for the current time.
"85% expect the new transitional government to succeed in its goals.
"78% expect the new national assembly to successfully write a constitution by the dead line.
"1% said they expect civil war to break out."
Wow, we're losing the war....??? (Scratching my head, I drink another shot... still confused... Must... have... more... alcohol... to... comprehend....)
posted by El Capitan at 10:07 AM
Dude, the threat to stability is not from political science students in Najaf, but from insurgents and activists in the Sunni triangle, Sadr City and so on. Who cares if some Najafi political scientists are happy. That's great, but it doesn't matter if 80% of the country loves America. The issue is what the 20% who don't are doing about it, and whether they are succeeding. The jury is still out on that one.5:40 PM