Poll: Americans Oppose 2003 Iraq Invasion, Oppose Going Back

US Doing Too Much in Other Countries Already, Most Agree

A new Quinnipiac poll offers yet more confirmation of public sentiment against a new war in Iraq, with 61% saying the 2003 invasion of Iraq was wrong and 63% saying they oppose the policy of sending ground troops now.

The polls went further than just touching on Iraq’s wars, past and present. 64% of Americans polled also said that the United StatesĀ  is “doing too much in other countries” and should focus on domestic issues instead of foreign interventions.

Previous polls have showed similar opposition to US involvement in another war in Iraq, though they don’t seem to be impacting the Obama Administration’s decision to continue escalation.

Rather, they seem to have impacted the “talking points” without any real change, with officials promising they wouldn’t send troops, then that they wouldn’t send “combat troops,” then, having sent the combat troops, spurned claims of “mission creep.” US officials seem to recognize voters’ opposition to the new war, but they aren’t letting it get in their way.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is Senior Editor for Antiwar.com. He has 20 years of experience in foreign policy research and his work has appeared in The American Conservative, Responsible Statecraft, Forbes, Toronto Star, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Providence Journal, Washington Times, and the Detroit Free Press.