The following quote accurately describes those Iraqis who are investing themselves in the future of a new Iraq (Sunni Kurds and Shiia Arabs), are the most satisfied with the progress thus far. Those who have fallen from privilege (Sunni Arabs) and are currently looking backward, are the least satisfied. No surprise there. Also worth noting, that there are presently no other Arab/Muslim gov’ts in the ME, who can honestly boast the same levels of approval. Being reminded that’s with an Iraq fighting a deadly insurgency. KGS
Dec. 12, 2005 – Surprising levels of optimism prevail in Iraq with living conditions improved, security more a national worry than a local one, and expectations for the future high. But views of the country’s situation overall are far less positive,and there are vast differences in views among Iraqi groups – a study in contrasts between increasingly disaffected Sunni areas and vastly more positive Shiite and Kurdish provinces.