90% of Iraqis say they were better off under Saddam Hussein
While the media feasts on Saddam Hussein's execution, and while the right wing in America celebrates as though his death somehow makes up for the nearly 3,000 dead American soldiers in Iraq, a new poll throws a cold, wet blanket on the morbid festivities:
About 90 percent of Iraqis feel the situation in the country was better before the U.S.-led invasion than it is today, according to a new ICRSS poll.
The findings emerged after house-to-house interviews conducted by the ICRSS during the third week of November. About 2,000 people from Baghdad (82 percent), Anbar and Najaf (9 percent each) were randomly asked to express their opinion. Twenty-four percent of the respondents were women.
Only five percent of those questioned said Iraq is better today than in 2003. While 89 percent of the people said the political situation had deteriorated, 79 percent saw a decline in the economic situation; 12 percent felt things had improved and 9 percent said there was no change. Predictably, 95 percent felt the security situation was worse than before.