Monday, March 16, 2009

Iraqis feel upbeat

So says a new poll:

"Iraqis are more upbeat about their future and less concerned about violence and insecurity, according to a poll released Monday. The survey conducted by broadcasters ABC, BBC and NHK shows that 21 percent of Iraqis feel their life is very good compared with 13 percent in March 2008. They also feel safer — 46 percent of respondents said they believe the security in their neighborhoods is very good compared with only 20 percent last year, according to the survey."

Read the whole thing. Yes, true, they still resent the invasion and the occupation by coalition forces. But the fact remains that life in Iraq would not be getting better, and Iraqi views would not be improving, had the Bush administration not stuck it out in Iraq. Because the administration did that, the battle there is close to being won. Let's not give victory away now.