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the results are no surprise. US invasion produces such a humanitarian catastrophe in Iraq, a catastrophe that has almost destroyed every element of the civilian infrastructure. the widespread looting, which, i am convinced, is deliberately encouraged and fostered by the Bush administration for political reasons, has further worsened the situation. in a situation like this, it is no surprise to learn that most Iraqis want someone, no matter who he is, to stay, as long as he has got the power to maintain the social order. however, i believe that the outcomes should be enormously different if poll asks "do you want to tell US troops to piss off and let UN take over"? emir ================= ----- Original Message ----- 寄件者: <email@example.com> 收件者: <firstname.lastname@example.org> 傳送日期: 2003年7月17日 PM 06:27 主旨: [casi] Most Iraqis Want Troops To Stay, Says Poll Most Iraqis want troops to stay, says poll Michael Howard, Baghdad Thursday July 17, 2003 The Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,999751,00.html A majority of Baghdad residents feel US and British troops should stay in Iraq for at least a year, according to the first attempt at an opinion poll. The You.Gov poll results were released as news emerged that a ground-to-air missile was fired at a US military plane near Baghdad airport. The poll said 31% wanted troops to stay "a few years", while 25% said "about a year." Only 13% said they should leave now, while 20% said they should go "within 12 months". The survey also found that half thought the US-led coalition was right to invade. You.Gov said there was no certainty that the 798 respondents were a representative sample and that several interviews were conducted with gunfire in the background. Guardian Unlimited ?Guardian Newspapers Limited 2003 _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk