news reports are saying that 70% of Americans support the
war on Iraq. Knowing that statistics can be manipulated, do
you think this figure is accurate? Why or why not? What is
the political atmosphere where you live?
I would like to see if their "sampling" was actually
"random" or not. I don't beleive that this is a
true reflection of the opinions of ALL Americans. If you delved
into their research methods, I think you'd find a lot of discrepancies.
And, as someone else said here, I think that some people don't
want to say that they are against the war for fear of sounding
like they don't support the troops.
I've wondered the same thing. Maybe they are asking republicans
only. That number has to be wrong. Although, a lot of people
don't understand that you can be against a war and still support
the troops. So they may say that they support the war so they
don't look like they're not supporting the troops.
I live in a very consrvative city - Lots of "I support the
president" bumper stickers. Makes me kinda sick. I am not
one to go with the flow.... now or ever. Everyone is entitled
to their own opinion. The problem is, people are afraid to
be different and speak out.
Well, I would like to know who they asked, because I wasn't
one of the people.
If the question was "Now that we're there, should we
finish the job or pull out?", then I have no doubt that
70% would say finish the job. That isn't exactly the same
as saying that you support the war.
I KNOW that 70% did not support starting military action
without the support of all our allies and the United Nations.
The political atmosphere where I live? HAHAHAHAHA!!! I
live in Houston. Party central for Big Oil and hometown of
the Bush clan. I work at a small company where I'm the only
Democrat. Thank goodness I have my own office.
It could very well be accurate and it could very well not
be. Honestly, it's really hard to say whether I think
it's precise or not. I know many people who are in favor of
war, I know many who aren't, and I know plenty who are neutral.
The political atmosphere in my town is pretty much an "I
just don't care because it's not my problem and I don't want
to get involved" type of attitude, which, needless to
say, frustrates me to no end. You should care - it's your
country, your home, it's your fellow Americans who are fighting
for YOU. So get off your lazy bum, get informed, support your
troops, speak out, let the Government know you have something
to say - and that's important.
I encourage everyone to form an opinion. I encourage
everyone to get involved. I've been speaking out in my town
- I just hope at least 1 person has been listening to me.
I love the GGDs, I support them all the way. They've
taught me something, they've inspired me. =)
Get inspired! Peace & Rock on!! <3