Tuesday, January 04, 2005


Vote Or Die

Some interesting poll results via LGF:

The poll was of 4974 Iraqis living in and around Baghdad.

The following is the translation of the poll and the results:

“Will the security problems cause you to?
Not come out and vote the day of elections = 18.3%
Come out and vote the day of elections = 78.3%
No opinion = 3.4%

“Do you support the Iraqi Government having its own official newspaper?
Yes = 67.7%
No = 30.9%
Do Not know = 1.4%”

“Do you support military action against the terrorists?
Yes = 87.7 %
No = 11.1%
Don’t Know = 1.2%
Of particular note is that this is Baghdad we're talking about. Most (not all, but most) other areas of Iraq are even less supportive of terrorism, yet even in the capital the support for peace and democracy is overwhelming.

Iraq will soon follow the same path as Afghanistan. It'll be bloodier - cuz it's higher-profile and MSM romanticization of terror is the terrorists' only real weapon at this point - but the end result will be much the same.

Iran will then fall to its own people soon; democracy is on the march. And overall, it will be instructive to see if it thrives better in the religious cultures than it does in Europe, where it is being slowly whittled down under a secular one.