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January 24, 2006
APPARENTLY, BEING CRUSHED UNDER THE IRON HEEL of Chimpy McHitlerburton's evil empire isn't so bad:
Iraqis and Afghans are the among most optimistic people in the world when it comes to their economic future, a new survey for the BBC suggests. . . .
In Afghanistan, 70% say their own circumstances are improving, and 57% believe that the country overall is on the way up.
In Iraq, 65% believe their personal life is getting better, and 56% are upbeat about the country's economy.
UPDATE: Norm Geras has more thoughts.