How to deal with post-war Iraq

It's your call

February 20, 1991

Most callers to SUNDIAL say they believe that after the Persian Gulf war allied forces should not pay reparations to Iraq and that the Iraqi government should be changed.

Of 642 callers yesterday, 104 (16 percent) said they think the allies should pay reparations for damages inflicted by their forces, while 538 (84 percent) said they believe the allies should not pay for damages. Of 646 respondents, 140 (22 percent) said they believe the Iraqi government should be left intact, while 506 (78 percent) said they do not think that should be the case. Of 640 callers, 442 (69 percent) said they believe that Iraq's borders should remain intact, while 198 (31 percent) said they believe the borders should not remain intact. Finally, of 634 callers, 167 (26 percent) said they believe the allied forces should be barred from punitive acts against Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, while 467 (74 percent) said they do not think the allies should be barred from punishing Saddam.

"It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically, as would be done in a scientific public opinion poll.

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