2/3 of the world’s population thinks the US should get out of Iraq within a year

Globescan and the Program on International Policy Attitudes have performed a nice survey in the which it was found that 67% of the world’s opinion favors getting US troops out of Iraq within a year.

GlobeScan President Doug Miller said, “The weight of global public opinion, and indeed American opinion, is opposed to the Bush Administration’s current policy of letting security conditions in Iraq dictate the timing of US troop withdrawal.”

Steven Kull, director of PIPA, pointed out, “While majorities in 19 of 22 countries polled want the US to be out of Iraq within a year, few think the US will do so.”

Kull added, “It seems the US is widely viewed as planning to make Iraq part of its long term military footprint in the Middle East.”

Here are a few handy tables that sum things up pretty good:

Pretty amazing eh?  I think world opinion is pretty wise here.  They’re probably right on target with their assessment of the US planning on permanent presence in Iraq. 

http://www.worldpublicopinion.org/pipa/articles/home_page/394.php?lb=hmpg1&pnt=394&nid=&id=

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