Amid the parades for returning gulf war troops, a Time magazine-CNN poll released Saturday shows the vast majority of Americans feel the United States should be proud of what was accomplished.
The telephone survey of 1,000 adults conducted June 4-5 found that 89 percent of those polled felt the U.S. should be proud of what was accomplished during the fight-ing.With Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein still in power, the Kuwaiti monarchy making no progress toward democratization, and efforts to forge Arab-Israeli peace meeting with frustration, victory in the Persian Gulf may not have achieved all that Americans hoped for, the survey said.
Still, the weekly magazine said, there are many reasons for celebration. Some 76 percent of those questioned believe the war was worth fighting.
The poll, conducted by the Yankelovich Clancy Shulman organization, has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percent.