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July 16, 2007

What Strikes You First When You See Me? My Handsomeness? Or My Extreme Good Looks?

Here's a question from a recent Newsweek poll, along with the percentages choosing the possible answers Newsweek provided:

13. Right now, which of the following do you think is the biggest threat to achieving peace and stability in Iraq?

34% Al Qaeda in Iraq

9% Sunni nationalists

14% Shiite militias

13% Same/All equal

30% Don't know

Yes, I think that exhausts all the possible threats to peace and stability in Iraq. There are no other conceivable answers at all.


Posted at July 16, 2007 02:08 PM | TrackBack

The media campaign is working quite well. Al Qaeda the biggest "threat" in Iraq? I really don't think so.

Posted by: Brian at July 16, 2007 02:20 PM

It's no wonder why the US is ruled by Dick Cheney when Americans are so god damned stupid.

Posted by: anon at July 16, 2007 04:10 PM

Stupid is as stupid does.--Forest Gump's Mom.

Posted by: Mike Meyer at July 16, 2007 04:41 PM

Well, I'll state the obvious if no one else will -- of course the greatest threat to stability in Iraq is the irresponsible actions of Americans who fail to understand the reality on the ground.

After all, if it weren't for Michael Moore, Cindy Sheehan and the Dixie Chicks, everything would be just fine right now.

Yes, I'm being sarcastic. However, the pollyanna in me also notes that they did NOT list Iran as one of the options. One must take tiny victories when one can.

Posted by: Whistler Blue at July 16, 2007 07:05 PM

whistler blue is correct. the poll is fucked. as, of course, are we.

Posted by: Jonathan Versen at July 16, 2007 11:24 PM

in a LTE in a Texas paper, some guy claimed that if we pull our troops out of Iraq, we will be fighting the Taliban here in the USA.

Not only amazing someone writes that shit, but also amazing that they publish it.

Posted by: Susan at July 17, 2007 03:23 AM