Monday, January 28, 2008

Political plots


Last week the Independent Panel on Canada's Future Role in Afghanistan released its report. The full report is available here. The basic message? Stay the course: Canadian soldiers should stay in Afghanistan well into the future. The argument is propped up by the usual noble words—and a few ignoble graphs, two of which I've shown here.

The graph below shows Afghan's opinions about the direction in which their country is moving:


Comments both graphical and political would be most welcome!

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2 Comments:

Anonymous derek said...

To continue the LOLstats theme in your (later) entry, the first graph should be captioned

INVISIBLE ORIGIN

and the second

MY 3D GRAPHICS SOFTWARE--LET ME SHOW YOU IT

:-)

8:56 AM, February 04, 2008  
Blogger Nick Barrowman said...

Good idea! I think I'd name the first one:

PROJECTION DECEPTION

or, how about:

ORIGINAL SIN

As for the second, aside from the 3D, which is quite distracting, the graph is ok. (I'm glad they didn't stack the right/wrong/mixed bars.) Mixing different data sources is perhaps problematic. So I would title it

MIXING RIGHT AND WRONG

9:36 AM, February 04, 2008  

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