Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Now more americans seeing progress in iraq

Despite the best efforts of the media and the liberal left to stop any victory for our troops, Americans are starting to see the real progress being made. Poll: More in US See Progress in Iraq http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-7143021,00.html Tuesday December 11, 2007 9:01 AM By ALAN FRAM Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Growing numbers of people think the U.S. is making progress in Iraq and will eventually be able to claim some success there, a poll showed Tuesday in a sign the politics of the war could become more complicated for Democrats. With diminishing U.S. and Iraqi casualties and the start of modest troop withdrawals, the public's mood seems to have brightened a bit, the Associated Press-Ipsos poll showed. That is a rarity in what has been a relentlessly unpopular war. ``I still have hopes the people in Iraq will appreciate us being there,'' said Daniel Laird, 30, a firefighter from Yuba City, Calif., who leans Republican and was questioned in the survey. ``It just seems like we are making a difference.'' Even so, majorities remain upset about the conflict and convinced the invasion was a mistake, and the issue still splits the country deeply along party lines. About three-fourths of respondents describe themselves as worried about what's happening in Iraq and nearly six in 10 say they are angry - slight reductions since February, but still strong majorities harboring negative feelings on the eve of an election year. Most Democrats and independents - joined by sizable numbers of Republicans - say they are worried, tired, even angry. People are most positive about recent gains in security in Iraq.

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