Perhaps the most satisfying image of the Iraq war for some Americans came when a group of Iraqis, aided by U.S. Marines, toppled a giant statue of Saddam Hussein in central Baghdad on 9 April. As dancing Iraqis spat and stomped on the massive statue, the fall of Baghdad appeared complete. America had liberated Iraq from one of the world's most oppressive rulers - on television for everyone to see. Yet two months later, new surveys by Washington's prestigious Pew Research Center, a private organization, show that rather than boosting America's image abroad, the Iraq war has actually made it ...
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