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Old 06-08-2005, 12:23 PM   #1
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Support for war continues to fall

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Old 06-08-2005, 07:16 PM   #2
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If the poll numbers are real and not just a monthly bounce because of the sudden mass number of Bombings in May, then Zarqawi and all the terrorist in Iraq have something to warm their twisted hearts with.
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Right, because everyone who disagrees with the war is a terrorist sympathizer.
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Right, because everyone who disagrees with the war is a terrorist sympathizer.
Yes, I was just thinking along those lines myself.
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No, it means that the terrorists would be suceeding in weaking domestic support for the war, forcing the hand of US politicians to remove the current obstacle that they have in creating total chaos and the proper conditions to acheive their ends in Iraq.
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Maybe it will lead to quicker withdrawal of American troops, creating more of a sense of a purely Iraqi government, giving those who recruit terrorists fewer palpable reasons to work with?
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I don't think it would mean a thing? In places like the UK and Australia people were 90%+ AGAINST the war as it was starting. Public opinion doesn't count for much on this one at all....
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The figures in Australia were nowhere near 90%+ against the war at the outset.
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At their highest they went high 80's, low 90's, at their absolute lowest they were high 60's, low 70's.
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Support for Iraq war grows: poll

Wednesday 26 February 2003, 08:30AM

Support for Australian involvement in a war on Iraq is on the rise, according to the latest Newspoll.

Conducted for SBS World News, the Newspoll found support for military action in Iraq had returned to levels of late last year following a dip in January.

Support for Australian involvement in US-led military strikes rose by eight points from 30 per cent to 38 per cent since last month.

Opposition to the conflict fell from 61 per cent to 53 per cent with nine per cent uncommitted.

More males continue to support Australian involvement than females and support was higher among those aged 35 and over.

There was also an increase in support for Australian involvement in a war with United Nations backing, up six per cent to 67 per cent since last month.

The rise in support comes despite mass anti-war demonstrations held in all capital cities this month.
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And now after the fact it has consistently been more or less split over the long term deployment of Australian troops into next year. That and the failure of Labor to capitalise on Iraq with Lathams "home by Christmas" pledge shows that the Australian public is probably mostly apathetic with about equal numbers passionately for and against. It was not 90%+ opposition and it certainly is not today.
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No, it means that the terrorists would be suceeding in weaking domestic support for the war, forcing the hand of US politicians to remove the current obstacle that they have in creating total chaos and the proper conditions to acheive their ends in Iraq.
Or maybe it means that people look at the HANDLING of the war and see it as a failure.
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The war on terrorism started off good enough, but it has not been handled very well since then.
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Maybe it will lead to quicker withdrawal of American troops, creating more of a sense of a purely Iraqi government, giving those who recruit terrorists fewer palpable reasons to work with?
Good point.
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Support for war continues to fall
And it will continue to fall as more and more Americans come to their senses.
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Good point.
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