Fantasy 'progress' in Iraq
You can bore yourself watching the misleading statements of General Petraeus, or I’ll summarize with a shorter version: it’s going swimmingly over there.
Except he didn’t show this graphic showing how Iraqis feel about “improvements” in Iraq: (via Think Progress):
* 65 to 70 percent of Iraqis say the escalation has “worsened rather than improved security.”
* 78 percent say “things are going badly for the country overall,” up 13 points since winter.
* 63 percent say it was wrong for the U.S. to have invaded Iraq, up from 52 percent in March and 39 percent in Feb. 2004.
* 47 percent now favor “immediate withdrawal of U.S. forces,” a 12-point rise since March.
And what about this:
We’re kicking ass.
Surf over to Media Matters for its report, Myths and Falsehoods About “Progress” in Iraq.