AP Distorts Iraq Poll Story
Now, BBC is hardly a bastion of conservatism, but here's its headline for the same poll story:
Prepare to see this story spun very wrongly today. Of course Iraqis want the troops out, just as we want them home. The question -- when and how to do that -- wasn't addressed in either of the articles, and certainly would have influenced the results.
To unspin anticipated MSM attention on troop withdrawal, I think I'll quote from the BBC story:
Interviewers found that 71% of those questioned said things were currently very or quite good in their personal lives, while 29% found their lives very or quite bad.Hardly the picture painted by the Left, as Capt. Ed points out, saying "the Iraqi polling numbers tossed around by Democrats for the past month in defense of their cut-and-run 'strategy' were bald-faced lies."
When asked whether their lives would improve in the coming year, 64% said things would be better and 12% said they expected things to be worse.
However, Iraqis appear to have a more negative view of the overall situation in their country, with 53% answering that the situation is bad, and 44% saying it is good.
But they were more hopeful for the future - 69% expect Iraq to improve, while 11% say it will worsen.