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    Polls-Americans are sick of the war on terror

    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?

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

    That's exactly why we elect our representatives to Congress and elect the President. To take polls and swerve one way or the other each week that a new poll comes out. Yup, that's exactly why.
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    Re: Polls-Americans are sick of the war on terror

    I remember when we weren't at war. /old

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

    Yes - I'm tired of war-war-war, too.

    Committing a country to war is an extreme measure and should be saved for extreme situations where there are no other viable options - or those options were enacted and failed.

    Now: we have a situation where a hostile country is taking over a lesser nation, something we might have been involved in in the past, and people just cringe at the thought of extending our country into another decade of war.

    Obama's anti-military views and actions are like salt on a wound.
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    Re: Polls-Americans are sick of the war on terror

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    I remember when we weren't at war. /old
    There was such a time?!?!!??!
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    Re: Polls-Americans are sick of the war on terror

    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.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    I remember when we weren't at war. /old
    When was that?

    I was born in '47, and between Korea, RVN, Bosnia, Grenada, Panama and a few other 'police actions', I cannot remember a time we weren't at war.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    That's exactly why we elect our representatives to Congress and elect the President. To take polls and swerve one way or the other each week that a new poll comes out. Yup, that's exactly why.
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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?
    They will be sick of it until we are attacked by religious extremists again. They they will want blood, at least for a few months, or until one of our guys are killed... Then they will be sick of it again.

    America is full of people who feel if something can't be done quickly, it should not be done at all because its to hard.
    - There was never a good war, or a bad peace.
    - Idealistically, everything should work as you planed it to. Realistically, it depends on how idealistic you are as to the measure of success.
    - Better to be a pessimist before, and an optimist afterwords.

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

    America is full of people who actually believe that the government can protect them from anything at all. But, it is also full of people who actually believe in Santa Claus, Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy.

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