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Iraqis Say Freedom Worth the Price

According to the New York Times, a new Gallup Poll shows that “[a]fter five months of foreign military occupation and the ouster of Saddam Hussein, nearly two-thirds of Baghdad residents believe that the removal of the Iraqi dictator has been worth the hardships they have been forced to endure”.

Only 8 percent said their lives would be worse as a result of the military campaign.

Why wasn’t this item the lead on any of the major news outlets the last couple of days? Instead, we see “Bush Officials See Long Road to Resolution”; “Blasts rock 2 Iraq cities; U.S. soldiers kill 9 Iraqis in fighting”; and “Draft Report Said to Cite No Success in Iraq Arms Hunt”.

Are the press actually talking to any Iraqis about what’s happening there?

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