Jarrett's so adorable when he's being gullible as hell:
Kate got to it first...
...but I'll repost it here, from Drudge:
Iraqis think life is getting better. Not only that, but
# They say life is better than under Saddam Hussein
# This, in spite of the fact that one in four has lost someone to the violence. Think about that.
# A two-thirds majority disagrees with the notion that Iraq is in a civil war
# Most of the violence is still concentrated in Baghdad and Sunni-held areas, so there's even more progress being made in the south.
Wow. Things are getting better in Iraq -- a poll says so. Yee ha. Hang on, though. What's this that Jarrett is claiming? "They say life is better than under Saddam Hussein."
"They?" Who is this "they?" The Iraqis? All of them? Every single one? Why, no:
But when asked whether they preferred life under Saddam, the dictator who was executed last December, or under Nouri al-Maliki, the prime minister, most replied that things were better for them today.
Ah, so it's not "they," it's just "most." Yeah, Jarrett, there's a wee bit of difference between the claims of that poll and your glib and misleading summary of it. For your sake, I hope you're not taking statistical analysis there at UVic. That's the sort of thing they generally frown on in the halls of academia.
Just a friendly heads up, 'cuz that's the kind of guy I am.