That third of people probably haven't cared enough to think things through.green_slime said:
Well you are not the whole third are you?Bert_Preast said:"It would be interesting to ask those third a series of other questions in order to find out how many types inside that third there are."
I don't see this as BBC spin, the third supporting is the header because that's the bit they're surprised about. And the bit they assume everyone else will be surprised about.bobthedog said:It would be factually more correct to say that the majority (two thirds) think it was wrong!
Typical BBC spin on a story!
Awol said:Cared so much they were prepared to let millions more die under a despot.[/quote]SLRboy said:The anti war people 'cared' more than a lot of people who supported it.
Come now caubeen, enough of this silly talk.
We went there ostensibly to eradicate WMD that were apparently a threat to our good selves. Of course this was just a false excuse.
It is now abundantly clear we the British went there as un paid assistants to help execute particular ambitions of those currently in power in America. To secure oil supply and through the Production Sharing Agreements being foisted on the Iraqis increase the profits for the oil companies. To also place permanent American bases in the country. And for the US to also ruthlessly privatise the country.
The well being of the people of Iraq played no part in the calculus. It only played a P.R. part in securing peoples support for the war.
A nation state anyway does not act out of altruism but always in self interest.
Except on this occasion the British State, has it seems acted out of pure altruism that leaves many of us puzzled and throughly alarmed. Rather than 'help' the poor Iraqis we have in fact been all along helping, out of the goodness of our hearts, the rich Americans get even richer.
Yes but you know how the BBC is with numbers and things, surely?KGB_resident said:
Would that be the same Colin Powell who lied his backside off in uniform in public at the U.N. building and didn't even get done on a simple flashing charge then sven?Sven said:Oh dear SLRBoy
Secretary of State Powell brought up regime change in a speech to the House a whole year before the war.