Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Iraq wants the U.S. out...

Iraqi Public Opinion on the Presence of US Troops - World Public OpinionSKTest_May07_img.jpg

July 30, 2008

Testimony of Dr. Steven Kull
Director, Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA),
University of Maryland

July 23, 2008 - 2:00 PM

Before House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight

Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Bill Delahunt: And next we have Dr. Steven Kull, the director of the Program on International Policy Attitudes testified during the kickoff in the wrap-up hearing for our hearings -- our inquiry, rather, into how the United States is viewed by the rest of the world.

I don't have the time to list his various expert qualifications as a pollster, because he has just one that counts to most the me: There's nobody that we trust more to interpret polling and focus groups results for us, and today he will address and educate us on Iraqi opinion about the issues surrounding the U.S.-Iraq agreement: timetables, withdrawals, sovereignty and the presence of U.S. forces.

Thank you again, Steve, for joining us.... Dr. Kull, would you please proceed?

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Ill and in Pain, Detainee Dies in U.S. Hands

Complaints of inadequate care have drawn scrutiny to the network of jails where the government holds people while deciding whether to deport them.

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This is my first post to this blog, and I hope it isn't too far of a stretch. I am honored to be part of this coalition and in awe of the blogs which participate.

It is a source of shame that this man died in my state of Rhode Island, but it is a source of shame for all of us.

Thank you for paying attention to this article and for all that "you" do to stop this war.

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