Iraq: Your Postwar Appraisal


The shooting in Iraq has been over long enough now for everyone to have some time to reflect. What's your opinion of the conflict, postwar? That's what we're looking to discover in this BusinessWeek Online Reader Survey. Please remember that, as always, this is an unscientific poll, since anyone who wishes to can particiapte:

How would you say the war went, from the U.S. perspective?

Much better than expected

Better than expected

Neither better nor worse than expected

Not as well as expected

Not well at all

Don't know

How do you think U.S. troops did in battle?

Much better than expected

Better than expected

Neither better nor worse than expected

Worse than expected

Much worse than expected

Don't know

How do you think the Iraqi troops did in battle?

Much better than expected

Better than expected

Neither better nor worse than expected

Worse than expected

Much worse than expected

Don't know

How would you describe the performance of the war's planners (President Bush, Defense Secretary Rumsfeld, and the nation's top generals) in coming up with a good battle strategy?

Much better than expected

Better than expected

Neither better nor worse than expected

Worse than expected

Much worse than expected

Don't know

At this point, how likely do you think it is that the U.S. will uncover Iraqi weapons of mass destruction?

Very likely

Somewhat likely

As likely as not

Somewhat unlikely

Very unlikely

Don't know

At this point, how likely do you think it is that the Iraqi people regard the U.S. as their liberator?

Very likely

Somewhat likely

As likely as not

Somewhat unlikely

Very unlikely

Don't know

At this point, how likely do you think it is that by toppling Saddam Hussein's regime, the U.S. has headed off terrorist attacks at home?

Very likely

Somewhat likely

As likely as not

Somewhat unlikely

Very unlikely

Don't know

According to some theories, a U.S. victory in Iraq will pave the way for the spread or imposition of democracy throughout the Middle and Far East. At the moment, would you say that this is:

Very likely

Somewhat likely

Neither more nor less likely

Not very likely

Not likely at all

Don't know

How likely do you think it is that the U.S. victory in Iraq was worth its cost in terms of money spent and lives lost on both sides?

Very likely

Somewhat likely

Neither more nor less likely

Somewhat unlikely

Not likely at all

Don't know

In retrospect, how committed would you say you were personally to the goals of the war as articulated by the Bush Administration?

Very committed

Somewhat committed

As committed as not

Not very committed

Not committed at all

Don't know

Where do you live?

Northeast

Midwest

South

Southwest

West

Outside the U.S.

Who did you vote for in the last Presidential election?

Bush

Gore

Didn't/couldn't vote

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