Formerly     Of this, we are certain.   Home •  Contact •  Advertising •   Bookmark and Share  •  Become a Supporter !
It is currently Wed Jul 06, 2022 10:36 am

*** SECURITY NOTICE: You are using the non-encrypted version of the site. Click here to swtich to the SSL-encrypted version. ***

Some gave all. We will remember them.


All times are UTC + 10 hours

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: US troop support hits fresh low
PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2006 12:49 am 

Joined: Sat Jan 14, 2006 4:13 pm
Posts: 1672
Location: South Australia
US troop support hits fresh low
From correspondents in Washington
March 17, 2006

TWO thirds of Americans believe the United States is losing ground in Iraq, and less than half believe that US-led forces can leave a stable and democratic regime in Baghdad, according to a poll published today.

The Pew Research Centre for the People and the Press found 66 per cent of those surveyed believe the threat of a civil war in Iraq has increased.

That was sharply higher than the 48 per cent who shared that opinion in January, before the destruction of the Shiite shrine in Samarra and the subsequent upsurge in violence.

"As the third anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq approaches, public support for keeping US troops in Iraq has reached its lowest point and assessments of progress there have turned significantly more negative than they were just a few months ago," the think tank said.

Only 49 per cent of those polled believe that the United States will succeed in Iraq, down from around 55 per cent for several months.

Trust in President George W. Bush's strategy for victory continues to sink: 70 per cent believe he lacks a clear plan for successfully ending the war.

The poll, which has a five-point margin of error, was carried out among 1405 people between March 8 and 12.

Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 


All times are UTC + 10 hours

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Brotherhood never was like it;
Friendship is not the word;
But deep in that body of marching men
The soul of a nation stirred.

-- A.B. "Banjo" Patterson,
    'Australia Today', 1916 is Australia's leading military discussion forum. Originally formed back in 2004 as as a forum for, by, and about the Australian Special Forces, the forum has since widened it's scope to include all members and branches of the ADF as well as our honoured guests and allies from overseas. Despite some sections being open to the public, the forum still enjoys the membership and advice of respected members of the Special Forces and Special Operations Forces both local and international, as well as those from elite specialities in the conventional forces. From recruit training right up to SF selection tips - if it's frank and honest advice you're after, you'll find it here.