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    Re: Polls-Americans are sick of the war on terror

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    You've obviously forgotten World War 2 then.
    The Allies were the villains IN WWII, were they?

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    Re: Polls-Americans are sick of the war on terror

    Quote Originally Posted by 24107 View Post
    Polls: Americans Are Sick of the War On Terror, War On Drugs

    The American people are now overwhelminglyopposed to more war in Ukraine, Syria, Iran and elsewhere.
    A new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll shows:
    Americans in large numbers want the U.S. to reduce its role in world affairs even as a showdown with Russia over Ukraine preoccupies Washington ….
    In a marked change from past decades, nearly half of those surveyed want the U.S. to be less active on the global stage, with fewer than one-fifth calling for more active engagement—an anti-interventionist current that sweeps across party lines.
    A Pew poll from December found a majority of Americans – more than ever before in Pew’s 50-year history of polling this question – think the U.S. “should mind its own business internationally and let other countries get along as best they can on their own.”
    A Pew/USA Today poll conducted over the weekend found that Americans oppose – by a 2-1 margin – any U.S. military aid to Ukraine.
    A YouGov poll conducted last month found that only 14 percent of Americans said the U.S. has “any responsibility” to get involved in Ukraine, and only 18 percent think the U.S. “has any responsibility to protect Ukraine if Russia were to invade.”
    Huffington Post reports:
    Americans are more likely than not to say that the United States has no responsibility to get involved in Ukraine even under extreme circumstances, the new survey shows ….
    Pluralities of Democrats, Republicans and independents agreed that the U.S. does not have a responsibility to protect Ukraine.
    Support for a war against Syria is less than one-sixth the approval level Americans had for the Iraq war in 2003 (Americans would rather have a root canal or a colonoscopy than bomb Syria).
    A USA Today/Pew Poll from January shows that Americans now believe by a 50%-38% margin that war against Iraq was stupid.

    Do you think focusing on domestic issues like the economy is more important?
    The US has been producing international security, which as a public good was the bedrock of economic success for lots of countries like Germany, Japan or China who have prospered by but not paid for it. Those countries are business competitors and wealthy. The USA cannot pay for policing alone. The sentiment you mention is due to this imbalance ie the impacts on US competitiveness, treasure and the cost in blood.

    That does not mean that withdrawal without replacement will work. It only means we need a new and better approach.

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    Re: Polls-Americans are sick of the war on terror

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    The Allies were the villains IN WWII, were they?
    So you're going to take things out of context and associate meanings to them which weren't intended, are you?

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    Re: Polls-Americans are sick of the war on terror

    I'm more tired of our government than I am tired of wars on terror, drugs, whatever.

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    Re: Polls-Americans are sick of the war on terror

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I'm more tired of our government than I am tired of wars on terror, drugs, whatever.
    Aren't those all links in the same chain? Acts in the same play? Innings in the same game?

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    Re: Polls-Americans are sick of the war on terror

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    That's good because this regime only wages war on rich people, white people, and men. Man made disasters have yet to be waged war upon.
    Don't worry, as we speak Obama is saddling up with the EPA to ride in and "save" the World!!!
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    Re: Polls-Americans are sick of the war on terror

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    There was such a time?!?!!??!
    I believe that year was 1897.
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    Re: Polls-Americans are sick of the war on terror

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Oh, we are tired of the War on Terror? That's nice. Apparently wars aren't won or lost anymore, one side just gets bored and wanders off.

    I'm so glad we have these options. Apparently we can just agree to call it all a draw, and all of us go home. Hooray.
    Apparently you thought the WoT would end with Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups admitting defeat?
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    Re: Polls-Americans are sick of the war on terror

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovebug View Post
    With our global economy and interests, its probably getting worse, not better. Ideally, why not have leaders and elders hash it out among themselves with fistfights, saber rattling, or in some cases...bike races


    (sorry, weird sense of humor)

    I am guessing that, if our esteemed leaders would have to dirty their very own hands, they would think twice about sending troops to be maimed or killed.
    Typically I cringe at men wearing spandex, but I'd prefer to see him in spandex than those jeans.
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