CBS News has released a new poll today aimed at broadly gauging Americans’ opinions on foreign policy (with the conspicuous exception of Afghanistan). The poll showed an overwhelming majority of Americans happy that the US is withdrawing from Iraq, and a large majority say that the war was “not worth the cost.”
Other information shows broad opposition to starting new wars in either Iran or North Korea, with a majority saying Iran is a “threat and not one that requires military action” bolstered by a considerable minority feeling Iran isn’t a threat in the first place.
On the downside, the poll also shows Americans are largely supportive of killing any American citizen labeled a “known terrorist,” support keeping Guantanamo Bay open, and by a narrow majority support waterboarding suspects to get information.
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