Originally posted by Vitchilo
Iran want democracy... so we need to invade them? Right? Bomb them into oblivion like Iraq? Spreading democracy the Bush's way?
The US people also want democracy, but they don't have it neither, just like the iranians. The two people should rise to put the dictators out of
there and instaure real democracy, then help spreading real democracy by other means than bombing...
I don't recall seeing anything in the poll asking about an invasion of, or, bombing of Iran. If you are looking for my opinion on how the people of
Iran feel based on this poll, I can give you my opinion. Mind you, this poll was only taken from 1000 people in a country with 65+ million people.
Though it was taken across all 30 Iran provinces, it was limited to polling by telephone. This poll was taken by phone because the risk of
imprisonment in face-to-face interviews is all to real. The last time a similar poll was taken in 2002, the interviewer was imprisoned. Polling by
phone can reach a good cross section of people in Iran. Iran has millions of cell phone
alone, making me have a feeling house phones are pretty common as well. The phone allows people to freely give their opinions without
face-to-face persecution as well, but it leaves the interviewer with grey areas about who the interviewee really is. Easier to distinguish a man
versus a woman in the phone interview process, but difficult to actually verify age, wealth, religious beliefs, etc. This poll used male versus
female as a statiscal measurement.
I think this represents a very small part of a very large country. It does let us know that there are those out there who want to see change in
Iran. I believe the Iranians need to use their voice to speak to the leaders and make them realize that if they do not listen to the voice of the
people, they may need to be replaced. Iranians know that they are in a very serious position right now with many countries paying close attention to
The people of Iran polled
also support the funding of groups such as Hamas
and Hezbollah, actually 2 out of 3 polled are in favor of this. Not a good place to be putting theor government money in my opinion.
Over half (53%) of Iranians polled "support recognizing Israel and Palestine as independent states in exchange for normal relations with the United
On a final note, I want you to pay close attention to who is behind this poll. "Terror Free Tomorrow, which has prominent Democrats and Republicans
on its advisory board" which is made up of "Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, and the co-chairs of the 9-11 commission, Lee Hamilton, a Democrat, and Tom
Kean, a Republican." There could be something a bit more behind this poll and its press release. Why release this poll information now on CNN?
John McCain is not afraid to drop the bomb in Iran should changes not come from within its own borders. It wasn't long ago that McCain joked of such
a situation Here
"Another man — wondering if an attack on Iran is in the works — wanted to know when America is going to “send an air mail message to
McCain began his answer by changing the words to a popular Beach Boys song.
“Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran,” he sang to the tune of Barbara Ann."
All 3 do push sanctions and discussion with Iran very hard, but I think all could make a tough decision if asked too.