90% van de Irakezen beschouwt de Amerikanen als bezetters van hun land.
De rest wil hen nog vooral zien als bevrijders.
“A poll by the Iraq Centre for Research and Strategic Studies – established one year ago by returned exile politician Saadoun Duleimi – shows nine out of 10 Iraqis see US troops as occupiers rather than peacekeepers. Other results, published today in the Financial Times ahead of the full release of the survey next week, include a surge in the popularity of Moqtada al-Sadr , the radical Shia cleric who has been locked in a stand-off with US forces in the holy city of Najaf.
Mr Duleimi told the paper that more than half of those asked – a sample of 1,600 people from Iraq’s different ethnic groups – wanted coalition forces to leave Iraq, compared to 20% one year ago.”
(Bron: The Guardian)
donderdag 20 mei 2004 :: 13.00 uur