Monday, March 21, 2011 7:25:36 PM
Baalthazaq, That is a very nice set of statistics you bring to the discussion. I don't know where they came from, but I do not even dispute the latter ones. However, when I left in March 2004 nobody wanted us to leave. Correction Saddam`s suppporters and Al Qaida wanted us to leave. The other 70% of the population were happy we came and just wanted clean drinking water, electricity more than 2 hours a day, security, and jobs. I am quite sure no Kurds took part in any of those surveys, though, and not many Shia, at least not until after Muqtada got going. Again, my point is really that, though I believe it is a great thing to support and even fight for people who are being oppressed, here at the house, we don`t really know what`s going on with "the people", i.e. which people, how many, how bad is it for them, etc. especially if we only hear from a few with their own views.
BTW, I have an agal, too. I don`t know how to spell agal, but I have one.