Iraq War Opinion Poll
by Sandhya Thukaram
What Are People Saying- An Iraq War Opinion Poll:
Michael Moore may have gone hammer and togs at George W Bush, Farenheit 9/11 may have even got him a standing ovation at Cannes. Nothing though was a strong enough protest to stop George from becoming President again. Post the American war against terrorism nearly every Iraq war opinion poll seems to suggest that a slight majority of the American people back the anti-terrorism campaign. Introduce the casualty factor (of American soldiers) in the Iraq war opinion poll and the stance of the American people moves slightly into negative territory. On the whole though Bush fares better with his people than his brother in arms Blair fares with Britons. The average British reaction to Blair on any Iraq war opinion poll has been negative. The Britons though have backed U.S war against terrorism campaign.
The Iraq War Opinion Poll and The Rest of the World:
In Spain, Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar earned the wrath of the public for Spain’s voicing support to the American endeavor. Nearly one in every fifteen Spaniards marched in protest. In contrast, an Iraq war opinion poll in Russia suggests that seven out of every ten Russians gave a vote of confidence to the U.S. Amongst the West European countries, in France, almost every Iraq war opinion poll shows that the French have vehemently stood their ground against what they see as an exaggeration of the whole threat from terrorism issue by the Americans. The Germans too, in a post Iraq war opinion poll seem to share the French view though to a lesser degree. The Muslim countries have almost been unanimous in very Iraq war opinion poll in their scant regard for the U.S invasion of Iraq. In fact the degree of resentment is rather high in countries like Pakistan where polls seem to suggest that the people there back a revolt against America and don’t condemn suicide bombings.
The U.S or the U.N: The Iraq War Opinion Poll Mandate:
If there is a universal agreement on one thing on any Iraq war opinion poll then it is for a distinct preference for the U.N to take charge of the post war situation in Iraq. The U.S comes off as the unlikely candidate to stabilize the war torn country. Nearly every Iraq war opinion poll suggests that General Secretary Kofi Annan is held in high esteem and is the only person with a moderating influence. Though the U.N has lately seemed to lack it’s earlier clout and have the ability to lead the world convincingly on matters of global interest, it is still looked on upon as a neutral body with universal appeal. Opinions though are a dime a dozen and lately most pollster have gotten the wrong end of the stick. Whatever the results of any Iraq war opinion poll might suggest or any other poll for that matter, the fact remains that wars don’t wait to check poll results- they just go on … and on!
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