US citizens oppose Iraq war


This video is of Dutch musician Harry Loco at a big demonstration against the war in Iraq, February 2003, on the Dam square in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Like in Britain, a big majority in the USA opposes Bush and Blair’s Iraq war.

From AFP news agency:

Saturday, May 26, 2007

WASHINGTON

A record number of Americans are pessimistic about the outcome in Iraq and now believe the war was a mistake, according to a CBS News/New York Times opinion poll out late Thursday.

Seventy-six percent of Americans think the war is going badly, up ten percentage points in one month, according to the poll.

Sixty-one percent of those polled said the United States should have stayed out of Iraq, with only 35 percent saying the invasion was the right thing to do.

Nearly half – 47 percent – of those polled said the war was going very badly, with just 20 percent believing that the recent “surge” of U.S. troops will make a difference.

And a full 72 percent of those polled said the United States is heading on the “wrong track” – the highest percentage recorded since the CBS/NYT pollsters first asked the question in 1983.

According to the poll, six in 10 Americans also want a timetable for U.S. troops to withdraw from Iraq.

However, this majority are not getting that timetable.

Time for more pressure by the peace movement, in the USA and worldwide.

Bob Dylan’s Masters of War: here.

Fire in New Jersey, USA, destroys trees, homes; was set by armed forces for Iraq war practice.

Bush’s second ‘surge’ plan: here.

Most US soldiers in Iraq oppose the war.

Former US war supporters change their minds: here.

Iraqi rail workers on strike: here.

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