What do the Iraqi's feel about the Surge.

Hard Driver

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So a very important question is what do the Iraqi's feel about "The Surge". Is it helping to with the hearts and minds of the people we are sending our troops to die for? Do they believe it is helping?

http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2007Sep10/0,4670,IraqSecurityPoll,00.html

Overwhelming numbers of Iraqis say the U.S. troop buildup has worsened security and the prospects for economic and political progress in their country....

.... Forty-seven percent want American forces and their coalition allies to leave the country immediately, the survey showed, 12 points more than said so in a March poll as the troop increase was beginning. And 57 percent _ including nearly all Sunnis and half of Shiites _ said they consider attacks on coalition forces acceptable, a slight increase over the past half year.

..... Seventy percent in the survey said they believe security has worsened where the added forces were sent, with another 11 percent saying the buildup has had no effect. Similar numbers said security in other parts of the country has deteriorated and that overall economic and political conditions have declined.

Somehow this does not seem to meet the criteria for success to me.
 
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Reliant

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If "seventy percent in the survey said they believe security has worsened where the added forces were sent, with another 11 percent saying the buildup has had no effect and similar numbers said security in other parts of the country has deteriorated and that overall economic and political conditions have declined", then where in hell did General Petraeus get his information from?? Did he even stop to ask Iraqis what they think? Sorry, stupid question. When has the right ever cared what the general population thinks.

It appears the Bush.... er...... Petraeus Report is already beginning to fall apart. Another cruel absurdity is that it is a cause for celebration that Sunnis are turning to Americans for help in purging themselves of an upstart Al Qaeda movement in Iraq that would not exist if the United States had not invaded the country.
This report just keeps getting more and more laughable.
 
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