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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Sunday, December 18, 2005

The Majority of american people still have common sense

File this under "Good news": A solid majority of Americans oppose immediately pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq, citing as a main reason the desire to finish the job of stabilizing the country, an AP-Ipsos poll found. Some 57 percent of those surveyed said the U.S. military should stay until Iraq is stabilized, while 36 percent favor an immediate troop withdrawal. [...] "You've got to finish the job," said Terry Waterman, a store manager from Superior, Wis. "The whole world is looking to us for leadership. We can't have another Vietnam." [...] Over the past two years, some of the biggest shifts on whether the war was a good decision or a mistake have come among married people with children, those with low incomes and those with a high school education or less. "Whether the war is a mistake is less relevant than what we should do now," said John McAdams, a political scientist at Marquette University in Milwaukee. "A fair number of people may think it's a mistake, but still don't want to lose." And looking at the latest iraqi election, where the sunnis participated, the militants chose not to attack, and which all in all was a great success, I would say that losing iraq may just remain as a fanatsy amongst the left all over the world. Make no mistake, Iraq will make it, not because the americans are going to win, but because the Iraqis do not want to lose whatever freedom they have gained so far. Just don't tell that to Cindy Sheehan, who is still out of touch with reality as ever: Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan led a small protest Saturday outside the U.S. Embassy to denounce the war in Iraq. About 100 protesters carried banners criticizing President Bush. Sheehan, whose soldier son was killed in Iraq, called Bush a war criminal and said, "Iraq is worse than Vietnam." cindy Yeah, Ok, whatever You say Cindy. Her crowds are getting smaller though. You think she noticed that? Hmm........


At 12/18/2005 12:17:00 PM, Anonymous J.Doe said...

I think a lot of the Americans who were against the Iraqi war for any reason still don't like the war, but are afraid that if the Coalition forces leave Iraq now, what will remain in their places? The insurgents who cut off peoples heads and blow up children? It's a scary thought. I'm also glad that some are even thinking.


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