All of the above
Opponents of war in Iraq twice as many
April 22, 2003
Results of a joint poll (April 13-20, 2003) by
iranian.com and siahsepid.com.
* Those against the war in Iraq were
asked to choose one of the following reasons:
1- ... because this war is unfair and unnecessary.
It is essentially a war for oil, not democracy. (118 votes, 10%)
2- ... because Saddam Hossein was a serious threat
in 1980, when he invaded Iran, and 1990, when he invaded Kuwait.
But Iraq in 2003 was not such a threat to justify this war. He and
his regime could have been dealt with in other ways. (33 votes,
3- ... because this war will increase regional instability
in the short and long run. (33 votes, 3%)
4- ... because this war will increase animosity towards
the U.S. in Muslim countries and lead to more acts of terrorism.
It will also divide Europe and America, and seriously weaken the
United Nations. (33 votes, 3%)
5- All of the above. (510 votes, 45%)
Total against the war: 64%
* Those in favor of the war in Iraq
were asked to choose one of the following reasons:
1- ... because I hate Saddam Hossein for starting
the Iran-Iraq war (1980-88) which killed, wounded or disabled hundreds
of thousands soldiers and civilians and destroyed or caused major
damage to many Iranian towns and villages and industrial units.
(69 votes, 6%)
2- ... because Saddam Hossein always has and always
will be a threat to other nations. (28 votes, 2%)
3- ... because the United Nations has not been able
to deal with the Iraqi threat in an effective way. (15 votes, 1%)
4- ... because this war will eventually end in the
establishment of a democracy in Iraq and send a message to all dictators
and extremist religious groups in Muslim countries (including Iran's
theocracy) that the U.S. will take military action against them
if it necessary, with or without UN support. (73 votes, 6%)
5- ... All of the above. (218 votes, 19%)
Total in favor of the war: 34%
Total invalid votes: 2%
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