Thursday, April 29, 2004

A Very American Occupation, Cont'd

Gallup claims, with regard to its latest poll of Iraq: "The cooperation rate was 98% -- that is, only 2% of those households we contacted refused to be interviewed." The claim reminds me of . . . a referendum on Saddam Hussein: "Iraq has declared Saddam Hussein the winner with 100 percent of the votes in a referendum granting him another seven-year term, bringing bursts of celebratory gunfire in Baghdad's streets. The statistics-busting result were seen in Baghdad as a message of defiance to U.S. President George W. Bush and his declared desire to end Saddam's 23-year rule" ("Saddam Gets Perfect Poll Result," CNN October 16, 2002).

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