Poll: US war greater threat than Iran


A 15-country poll by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press had found that people believe the US-led occupation is a greater threat to stability in the Middle East than Iran, Associated Press reported on June 13. People in Britain, France, Germany, Spain and Russia considered the US occupation "a worse problem than Iran and its nuclear ambitions". Antipathy towards the ongoing occupation was even more pronounced in other countries surveyed, including Indonesia, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey and Pakistan. The poll found that support for Washington's "war on terror" has declined over the last two years. In the case of Britain, a US ally, support for it has dropped from 63% to 49%. Majorities in 10 of the countries surveyed considered the Iraq war to have made the world a more dangerous place.

From Green Left Weekly, June 21 2006.
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