But Worth It

I’m puzzled by this story at CNN:

Nearly half the Iraqis polled in a survey conducted primarily in March and early April said they believed the U.S.-led war had done more harm than good, but 61 percent of respondents said Saddam Hussein’s ouster made it worth any hardships.

Further down, the story says that “nearly half” means 46 percent. Doing the math out, at least seven percent of the Iraqis answering the survey believed both that the war did more harm than good and that the war was worthwhile.

Whatever that seven percent may be, they’re not utilitarians.