Lite siffror vi aldrig lÃ¤r fÃ¥ se i svensk media.
Overall, 64% of Iraqis say that Iraq is heading in the right direction, while just 36% say it is heading in the wrong direction. This represents a sharp upward movement from when the International Republican Institute asked this question in November 2005 and just 49% said that Iraq was headed in the right direction and 36% said the wrong direction. The only other time that IRI has found such a high number expressing such optimism was in April 2005â€”also just after an electionâ€”when 67% said the country was headed in the right direction and 20% the wrong direction.
Iraqis overall have a positive view of the toppling of Saddam Hussein. Asked, â€œThinking about any hardships you might have suffered since the US-Britain invasion, do you personally think that ousting Saddam Hussein was worth it or not?â€ 77% say it was worth it, while 22% say it was not.
Siffrorna visar ocksÃ¥ tydligt att det Ã¤r Sunni-muslimerna som saknar Saddam-tiden mest samt vilket stort gap det Ã¤r mellan Sunni och Ã¶vriga Irak.
Det Ã¤r bara att hoppas att optimismen hÃ¥ller i sig och vÃ¤rlden slipper mer vÃ¥ld. Processen skulle givetvis ha snabbats upp om lÃ¤nder som Frankrike, Sverige m.fl. hjÃ¤lpte till.
Mer om Irak hos R.J. Rummel.
Det hÃ¤nder saker i Afghanistan ocksÃ¥.