A poll from the University of Michigan suggests that political reconciliation is possible in Iraq.The Democratic majority in Congress is poised to throw away a critical victory. Hopefully they can get their heads out of the sand--or wherever it is they've put them--and support the Iraqi government through 2010.
So far, the surveys show a decline in popular support for religious government in Iraq and an increase in support for secular political rule, said sociologist Mansoor Moaddel, who is affiliated with Eastern Michigan University and the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research (ISR).
"Iraqis have a strong sense of national identity that transcends religious and political lines," Moaddel said. "The recent out-pouring of national pride at the Asian Cup victory of the Iraqi soccer team showed that this sense of national pride remains strong, despite all the sectarian strife and violence."
(University of Michigan News Service)
(Hat tip to Hugh Hewitt and Dean Barnett)