Wow. 70% of Iraqis want the US military to go home. This is a very consistent picture. The poll numbers have always been similar during this war.
LONDON (AFP) – More than two-thirds of Iraqis believe US-led coalition forces should leave, according to a poll conducted for British television ahead of the fifth anniversary of the Iraq invasion.
The ORB/Channel 4 News survey suggested that 70 percent thought multinational forces should withdraw.
This survey was performed by ORB/IIACSS from February 24-March 5 in Iraq. Here are some similar numbers from the past which show a consistent sentiment among Iraqis:
90% of Iraqis think they had it better under Saddam than they do under the US occupation:
2/3 of the world’s population thinks the US should leave Iraq within the next year (6 months ago):
61% of Iraqis support attacks on US troops! and 71% want US troops out within a year (a year and a half ago)!
And yet, as much as we care for democracy (by the way, the Iraqi parliament has also passed a bill that demands a timeline for US withdrawal):
in Iraq on paper, we talk about staying there for a hundred years