June 16th, 2004

How bad is it?

Iraq is going down the toilet fast. We know that, but we're only hearing one side of the story. Here is a poll conducted in Iraq by the U.S. Coalition Provisional Authority after the Abu Ghraib prison scandal.

Most Iraqis say they would feel safer if Coalition forces left immediately, without even waiting for elections scheduled for next year. An overwhelming majority, about 80 percent, also say they have 'no confidence' in either the U.S. civilian authorities or coalition forces.

Here is a powerpoint
presentation which pretty well sticks to presenting the raw data.

If you lack powerpoint you can download a viewer. Or just read a summary