Tuesday, October 12

IRAQ WAR HAS INCREASED THE THREAT OF TERRORISM


From CNN -- Poll: Iraq war hiked terror fears.

More than two-thirds of the people living in Australia, Britain and Italy -- three countries allied with the United States in the Iraq war -- believe the war has increased the threat of terrorism.
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More than half of those in the United States, 52 percent, believe the Iraq war has increased the threat of terrorism, while three in 10 in the United States think it has decreased the threat -- a view promoted by President Bush.

"In the context of the presidential campaign in the United States, this is undeniably a blow for George W. Bush, since it shows that a majority of Americans don't agree with the main justification for his policy in Iraq," said Gilles Corman, research director at Ipsos-Inra of Belgium, who studies public opinion trends across Europe.


On CNN's own on-line Quick Poll, 66% say they think the threat of terrorism has gotten greater because of the war in Iraq.

2 Comments:

Blogger entropic2b said...

This is well-stated: NYTimes

9:24 AM  
Blogger Motherlode said...

Yeah, Krugman rocks. He's almost the only NYT columnist left who thinks the truth is IMPORTANT (Bob Herbert being the other one).

10:22 AM  

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