April 19, 2005
The Real Story on those Iraqi DemonstrationsTopics: Middle East News and Perspectives
Omar at Iraq the Model has a piece on a couple of polls that we Americans should be interested in, and I think it would do well for our friends on the left, and especially the John Kerry and Ted Kennedy crowd, to give it a little more credence than the voice of the "everything is wrong with America" crowd.
"With the time for Iraq to have its elected governemnt approaching, it seems that newspapers and research institutes are paying more attention to one of the important issues that are to be decided by the elected governemnt which is hopefully going to replace the interim governemnt at the beginning of 2006 if everything moves according to the planned schedule."
Do you support the withdrawal of foreign troops from Iraq?
- Immediately: 13.04% (142 votes)
- According to a time table: 80.81% (880 votes)
- Don't know: 6.25 (67 votes)
And about all of those anti-American demonstrators the American MSM showed on TV and wrote about? Chrenkoff's translator, Haider, says this about them:
"Most of us read, heard and
saw the medias report of the April 9th demonstrations in Baghdad. Most
of the U.S. media portrayed it as a massive anti American demonstration
in the streets of Iraq. I noticed, however, from Iraqi Arabic
newspapers that most the demonstrations were against terrorism &
calling for Saddams trial & hanging (all these signs were in
Arabic). I called my father in Baghdad to confirm this and he confirmed
it. My father then confirmed that Al Sadr had asked his followers to
demonstrate for the withdrawal of foreign troops, he also said that
this group was very small and almost insignificant compared to the rest
who were calling for Saddams trial & hanging and those against
terrorism. My father said the Iraqi media reported the number like this
'about 200,000 demonstrators of which 8,000-10,000 were Al-Sadr &
Sunni supporters' (strange bed fellows). He also said that when he
listened to the Iraqi elected officials (on live T.V.) in the assembly,
that every one (every one including those Sunnis initially opposed to
the elections), every man and woman assembly member, reiterated the
importance of foreign and specifically U.S. troops staying in Iraq till
Iraq is ready to take over its own security.
Alas, more fuel for South Park Conservatives!
Posted by Hyscience at April 19, 2005 9:45 AM
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