Cheney Says Iraq a "Successful Endeavor"– Iraqis Regain Optimism
The Cheney family made a trip into Baghdad today.
US Vice President Dick Cheney (L), his wife Lynn (C) and daughter Liz (R) are greeted by US General David Patraeus in an unannounced visit to Baghdad. (AFP)
US Vice President Dick Cheney announced in Baghdad today that the US campaign in Iraq has been a great success.
U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney on Monday declared the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq a “successful endeavor,” pointing to security and political progress on a visit ahead of the fifth anniversary of the war.
“If you look back on those five years it has been a difficult, challenging but nonetheless successful endeavor … and it has been well worth the effort,” he told a news conference in Baghdad after meeting Iraqi leaders.
Things are looking up in Iraq.
US Vice President Dick Cheney (L) confers with US General David Patraeus (R) moments after Cheney’s arrival in an unannounced visit to Baghdad, Iraq on March 17, 2008. Cheney swept into Baghdad looking to highlight security gains and promote elusive political progress days before the war enters its sixth year. (AFP/Paul J. Richards)
Also… A recent poll shows that Iraqis feel much better about their situation and their country’s future than they have in years.
The BBC reported:
More than 50% of Iraqis think their lives are good, more than at any time in the last three years, a survey says.
The poll HERE for the BBC, ABC, ARD and NHK of more than 2,000 people also suggests that a majority believe that security in their area has improved since 2007.
And while most Iraqis still believe US troops are making things worse, the number who want the Americans to pull out immediately has fallen.
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