POLL: AL QAEDA LOST HEARTS AND MINDS IN IRAQ

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by NEO_CON, Sep 28, 2006.

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  1. http://hnn.us/blogs/entries/30289.html

    http://www.worldpublicopinion.org/pipa/pdf/sep06/Iraq_Sep06_rpt.pdf
     
  2. News flash, brainiac: Al Qaeda in Iraq represents (and has always represented) a tiny percentage of the people causing chaos there. Zarqawi was a JORDANIAN petty criminal and thug before he saw he was onto a good thing which could turn out to be a nice little earner for him. (Granted the 2000lb laser guided care package did present something of an upset to his plans.)

    Is it really any surprise that people are somewhat miffed by a bunch of foreigners tipping up in their country in order to kick off? This applies to both al Qaeda and the coalition since, if you had bothered to read the report you cited, you'd also see:

    Similarly, it doesn't surprise me in the slightest that the majority of Iraqis are sick to the back teeth of the violence.