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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16 thoughts on “CBS Poll: Americans Oppose Starting New Wars”
If Clinton pulls us into this one there will be hell to pay.Everything has changed. People no longer put up with the elitist crap.Finally peace is threatening the world villains.
that americans …for some reason think Iran is a threat is incredible to say the least…
the US citizens are teh most uniformed people on earth
What does it matter what the American public think. The war on iran is another Iraq war. We as a nation lost 4,400 killed and some 40,000 crippled in the Iraq war but the really important people like Richard Perl made million on getting us into the war. Which of the above fact do you think is more important to the zionist? Do you think that the zionist care on bit that so many were killed or crippled?
Nay they look and figure they can do better than Richard Perl if they can get a war with iran because they have more oil.
Give peace and chance by driving all the Israel firsts out of the government! When a nation looks at J. Pollard as a hero we should question why we listen and follow their directions so much.
There is hope! Dennis Ross, one of the Uber Zionists who was really the Likkudnik rep at the WH has resigned. The reason given was to spend more time with the family. I would like to think the WH finally realized that his orders came from the Israelis rather than any sense of patriotism to the US. This is what happens when we have too many people in high government positions who have dual citizenship with Israel. Most of his work meant sabotaging any meaningful attempts at rapprochment with Iran and he was very good at it. We still have too many people at State who are willing to carry out the policies of Isreal and there needs a good purge.
…"supportive of killing any American citizen labeled a “known terrorist,” support keeping Guantanamo Bay open, and by a narrow majority support waterboarding…"
Is this really where we've gone as a nation? If so then the soul of our nation has been corrupted and the tenants of who we are taught we are have been replaced by nationalistic jingo and ideological idiocy. The rule of law, as a basis for our country is no longer valid.
The demographics of the poll group would be interesting information to see.
I thought the statistics regarding Israel were very interesting.
"Forty-one percent of Americans call Israel an ally, including 58 percent of Republicans and 29 percent of Democrats. Thirty-four percent describe the nation as friendly but not an ally. Seven percent describe it as unfriendly, and five percent call it an enemy."
"Is this really where we've gone as a nation?"
Where have you been? Count me among the 5
Oh like they care what americans think.
If indeed Americans do not care about the rule of the law, and are seduced by the "dark side', enojoying the theater of imperial agression, then the soul is gone. Decades of media mind manipulation are having consequence. There is no doubt that the seductive poison of the ideology of might-is-right has done its work. It is also disturbing to see how people dutifully mouth off "humanitarian" reasons for agression, and how ready they are to lie to themselves and others inot believing it. The constant drumbeat of "we mean well", but "we made mistakes" — by now is so deeply imbedded into the phychy of an ordinary person.
There will be no problems with starting new wars. Obama formula — to let somebody else "take a lead" — will do the magic. Majority of people see Libya as a was we had nothing to do with, and did not spend any money on. How hard will it be to have one of the Gulf protectorates "take a lead" on Iran? Then, we will heroically "help them". I already miss Bush. At least he was honest, did his agressions without resorting to propping other countries to act as a front.
Sorry. One thing Bush wasn't was honest. He not only propped up countries to act as a front but those who didn't take the bribe were brow-beaten or outright threatened. Coalition of the Willing? Not hardly.
The Cheney?Bush crowd attempted to precipitate attacks against Iran at least twice and were stopped by the high military officials. The most recent statements from DOD is that it would be dangerous to the ecomomy of the US to consider attacking Iran. Perhaps the Generals are interfering with their ambitions or someone finally realized we had been suckered again by the Israelis and their willing shills at State. We still have to worry about the crazies in Congress, lead by McCain, Leiberman, and Graham
"Decades of media mind manipulation are having consequence"
It is the public schooling. Ending the one room school houses and copying the Prussian style of education killed classic liberalism in the US. People can't think for themselves anymore.
Yea they may say in a poll that they don't want more wars but you watch-they'll goose step off to hte polls and vote in another war mongering douche like Bush or Obama.
america….shining city on the hill?….light of the world?…what a falling off was there..i guess we ae no longer exceptional…if we ever were
As if that meant anything. Ha!
The dear and wise leaders of the US do not care about what their sheep want. They basically release some stupefying news -things too incredible for a more enlightened populace to believe- and there you go! They're on board again.
Iran is not a threat to the USA.
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