Comes to us via TheTimes Online via Drudgeshowing that Iraqis think life is better now than with Saddam. Yeah.
America’s North Shore Journal digs a little deeper and shows that Iraqis think violence will go down when we leave. hmmmm.
The poll suggests several conclusions.
The majority of Iraqis think of themselves as Muslim first, and not Sunni or Shia.
A significant number of Iraqis don’t know why we are doing the surge.
Iraqis believe things will get better after we leave.
Iraqis have a great deal of belief that the current government will do what it says it will.
Massive numbers of Iraqis are not fleeing the country or becoming internal refugees.
About half of Iraqis believe things are better now. Only a quarter still pine for the good old days.
In the meantime Omar as Iraq the Model notes that al-Qaeda is screwing themselves bigtime and attacking people who would be their friends in Anbar.
The tribes in Anbar are stubborn and they have many ruthless warriors. That’s a proven fact and it looks like Al-Qaeda had just made their gravest mistake—their once best friends are just about to become their worst enemy.