The Therapy Sessions
Friday, October 10, 2003
I Hadn't Heard This Before....
In one poll, the Saudi daily Okaz asked people if they agreed or disagreed with the following statement: "Iraq, and the people of Iraq, are today better off than they were in the past." 66 percent of the respondents "strongly agreed" and another 17 percent "agreed." Only 17 percent disagreed. One hundred percent of respondents disagreed with the statement: "It is possible that Saddam Hussein will return to govern Iraq because he is preferable to the Western coalition." In analyzing the results of the poll, the paper concluded that a majority of Iraqis are pessimistic about the conditions in the short term, but optimistic about the long-term situation.
The results of this new poll are interesting.
But it is fascinating that the Saudi-controlled newspaper cares about the opinions of the people in Iraq, while the Saudis deny their own people the right to speak out.
The Saudi people certainly notice this discrepency too.
Changes are afoot in this region.....