A new poll conducted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs shows an overwhelming opposition to the idea of attacking Iran among American voters, with 70 percent saying they are opposed to the idea of a unilateral US attack on Iran.
The poll showed a declining number of Americans considering Iran’s civilian nuclear program a “threat” to American interests, and solid majorities opposed US involvement in an Iran war authorized by the UN or in joining an Israeli attack on Iran.
Perhaps the biggest shift in sheer numbers was in ground attacks on terrorist training camps. In 2002 the poll showed an 82 percent majority wanting such attacks, while now that has shrunk to only 54 percent.
The shift reflects Americans’ increasing desire to stay out of international adventures, coming just months before a US presidential election in which both candidates are taking hawkish positions.
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I hope this opposition to the war will translate into active measures to prevent it. It is certainly heartening to see such change in attitude but passive opposition is not enough.
The best way to avoid future wars is to vote the professional politicians out. People like McCain, Lieberman, Graham of SC border on traitors in their desire to please the big bucks of the Israel lobby. If you think politicians are already as low as they go wait till you get a ticket from a machine for running a light that was set wrong or going too fast by a machine set to measure a short mile. Start voting out ofoffice or understand if they cannot kill you with the medical system they will house you in a community home and feed you dog food.
…and in reply to the author, Jason Ditz:
The third candidate, Gary Johnson, who will be on the ballot in all 50 states will end the wars
Mainstream public opinion is whatever the corporate owned mainstream media brainwash it to be, which gives government the ability to do all things necessary to maximize corporate profit.
The 70 % who don't want to attack Iran, don't count; the 1% that run this country will do as they damn well please.
Quite true. Those folks need to be fired.
The only ones who want it are the christian fundementalist. They want blood
The only ones who are going to do anything are the Israelis. The US will not touch this, I've been saying this for months.
But don't think that the US will do nothing if they (Iran) attack us back after the Israelis strike. There is a US might force sitting on the border, and they've been there for months now. We could be in Tehran in days. They should let sleeping dogs lie, but they probly won't. Gear up!
If Iran did attack us then yes we need to defend ourselves. If israel wants to attack iran than so be it. Once they unleash their nukes they better be ready for whats coming to them.
You say that as if you're not always defending iranian interests.
Iran has attacked many times even since the US embassy was seized in the time of Carter.
The weapons supplied to the insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan are examples of this. The munitions and training for Hezbullah and Syria's support is an example of this.
Iran doesn't want peace. To bury our heads makes no sense. Perhaps attacking may or may not make sense either. But to pretend there is nothing to worry about is foolish.
Idiot. Iraq has a Shia dominated government, which is friendly to Iran. The insurgents there are Sunnis. Get some new material, already.
When has Iran attacked anyone, and do you have any clue as to why the US embassy was held hostage? Iran sought a bit of payback for twenty-five years of brutal oppression from the Shah, and his terrorist secret police force that murdered thousands of Iranians. Furthermore, Iran has not attacked anyone, but they should keep supporting Hezbollah, and Syria to offset the Israeli'US terror agenda against their respective countries. I am always amused by uninformed twits like yourself who have no clue, nor care about having a clue…
I think we should put it this way:
Iran doesn't want peace if it is attacked.
Israel wants peace after it attacks Iran.
If Israel attack Iran, u r in your own, if u r nuke that will be your problem not US problem
Weren't there also fundamentalists that wanted to stand up to Hitler before he gathered enough support for the Nazi invasion of his neighbors?
Damn few of them at that time, and the fundies weren't heavily involved in politics, or weighted heavily into one party. Get some new material. Your jokes have become tiresome.
As if the ChristoZionist war hawks gave a rat's ass about what American tax paying suckers want or think.
It was SO encouraging to see Gen. Dempsey come out, and warn Israel (and Netanyahu) that America isn't bound to being sucked/dragged into a war with Iran, simply because of Netanyahu, and Ehud Barack, and any other top-level War-mongering Psychopaths in Israel. On the other hand, though, Gen. Dempsey could be (either knowingly, or unwittingly) playing right into a potential Obama plan, to APPEAR, like he isn't interested in participating in Israel's war on Iran, just until the Nov. 6th "election" is over, at which time, he'll be 100% free to BOMBS-AWAY, on Iran !!!
Americans should be on the lookout for a few things between now, and say, April of 2013: 1) Economic collapse, 2) ANOTHER TBTF Bank BAILOUT !, and 3) A FALSE FLAG EVENT, that causes U.S. "leaders" to drag the U.S. Military into YET ANOTHER WAR – THIS TIME ON IRAN!
And Romney beholden to Sheldon Adelson who is paying for his campaign.
So it is settled. Joe Liebermann, go jump in the lake. Romney., you tie a cinder block to your leg first and follow Liebermann.
So many evil people I think was a very good man!
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