Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Was Ousting Saddam Worth It?

From an Iraqi perspective, the answer is overwhelmingly yes. According to a January 2006 conducted by the Program on International Policy Attitudes (an institute at the University of Maryland):

Iraqis overall have a positive view of the toppling of Saddam Hussein. Asked, “Thinking about any hardships you might have suffered since the US-Britain invasion, do you personally think that ousting Saddam Hussein was worth it or not?” 77% say it was worth it, while 22% say it was not.

Gallup asked the same question in April 2004. At that time, 61% said that it was worth it and 28% said that it was not.

Something to consider amidst the continuing violence and the media's anticipation of a civil war.