July 03, 2004


The latest poll of Iraqi opinion is notable for its optimism:

What is your expectation for how things overall in your life will be in a year from now? Will they be much better, somewhat better, about the same, somewhat worse or much worse?

Much better
Somewhat better
About the same
Somewhat worse
Much worse

Nice numbers. Bet it doesn’t get the attention an earlier poll received. Meanwhile, The Guardian editorialises about Saddam in court:

The real trial lies ahead

Well, yes. Saddam's appearance was a pre-trial charges hearing. The Guardian has finally got something right.

(Poll via the OmbudsGod)

Posted by Tim Blair at July 3, 2004 02:41 AM

I guess the Baathists make up approximately 6% of the Iraqi population?

Posted by: JohnO at July 3, 2004 at 02:54 AM

In 5 years when a stable Iraq is in the air and GWB is preparing to finalize a middle east peace I will raise a toast to all who fought for freedom and peace and then without smarm I will make a case that the anti-war movement does not deserve to complain for the next 2 wars, and then I shall drink.

Posted by: JBB at July 3, 2004 at 03:23 AM

Wait that sounded odd, when there is a stable Iraq with peace in the air (well there but obviously not for the WoT), anyway good news and it shows that we are on an upward gradient, these terrorist scum think they can win like the VC, they are wrong because they do not have the support of the people and that is why the true winners in Iraq will be the Iraqi people and the true losers will be Terrorists.

Posted by: JBB at July 3, 2004 at 03:25 AM

The Guardian has finally got something right.

Yeah, but it was by accident.

Posted by: R C Dean at July 3, 2004 at 04:49 AM

A stopped clock is right twice a day!

Posted by: Andrea Harris at July 3, 2004 at 07:26 AM

Yes, but if Saddam were in power, 100% would have said "much better". Bring Back Saddam!!

Posted by: Paul at July 4, 2004 at 10:41 AM

OMG I've got it. The left think Saddam is Al Gore! And they were warned not to eat the brown acid... See what drug use does to your brain???

Posted by: Andrea Harris at July 4, 2004 at 12:47 PM