Poll: Majority says U.S. Involved in Too Many Foreign Conflicts

Monday, June 20, 2011

Warrior Obama, who has continued and even escalated his predecessor’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as launch two new wars, including an illegal war in Libya and a covert operation in Yemen, is out of step with a majority of Americans according to the latest survey.

  • 72% say the United States is involved in too many foreign conflicts and should pull back its troops
  • 37% say having troops in Iraq and Afghanistan has no impact on national security
  • 41% say the 2014 Afghanistan withdrawal timetable is too slow

The findings reflect a growing, palpable fatigue with war after a decade dominated by U.S. invasions and occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan. War fatigue is also reflected by House votes last month on Afghanistan in which more Republicans than ever supported withdrawing U.S. troops immediately.

The findings clearly suggest President Obama is on the wrong side of the majority of the American people. Obama doubled the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan to its current level of more than 100,000.

Festering war fatigue is good news for Republican presidential challengers like Jon Huntsman and Mitt Romney, both of whom have expressed eagerness to bring U.S. troops home.

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12 Responses to Poll: Majority says U.S. Involved in Too Many Foreign Conflicts

  1. feminazi says:

    Someone told Obama wartime presidents have a greater likeliness of winning reelection. It worked for Bush, so why shouldn’t it work for him too? Obama’s problem is, Bush didn’t have the terrible economy coupled with war fatigue to contend with when he ran for reelection in 2004. Conditions are very different today. This is why I don’t think Obama will win reelection. If he does, we’re screwed.

  2. Marcus Ybanez says:

    I think the “war time president” template is played out and will fail.

    The American people are most concerned with jobs and the economy. Not Libya, not Afghanistan and not the national debt. It’s the economy, stoopid.

  3. Pechanga says:

    I know I sound like a broken record but, how can we spend #1.1 billion on Libya (amount by Sept. 2011) on top of the $118 billion this fiscal year on Afghanistan and Iraq while education, the NIH, Medicaid and Social Security are said to be threatened?

    You know what? Let it all collapse. I’m tired of my income tax going to things I care nothing about. Like war.

  4. Stephen Iversonn says:

    Osama bin Laden is dead. Allegedly, anyway.

    So you must question why President Soetero remains steadfast in maintaining 100,000 US combat troops in Afghanistan and 120,000 “advisers.” This amounts to a mid-sized city of nearly a quarter of a million people.

    Here’s what the liberal hero Sen. John “Heinz” Kerry said recently to critics of President Soetero’s war policy:

    We need to shut up and move on about, you know, the realities of what happened in that building.” – Sen. John “Heinz” Kerry, on May 8, 2011, Face the Nation, to those questioning what happened during the bin Laden killing

    Here’s what sissy Sen. Lindsey Graham said about Libya:

    “Congress should sort of shut up and not empower Qadhafi.” Sen. Lindsey Graham yesterday on Meet the Press, to those questioning the war in Libya

    There are too many Hawks in the US Congress and at issue is they personally profit from their portfolio being heavily invested in the military, industrial complex. If you don’t believe me, just ask Dianne Feinstein and Nancy Pelosi who sit atop portfolios valued in excess of $50 million dollars each.

    Yet, 72% of Americans say we’re fighting too many wars. Does the US Congress listen to the people who elected them to office?

    The solution is to vote them all out and start anew.

  5. Brigadoon says:

    DiFi is a war monger. She and her husband, Richard Blum, have literally made millions off Bush’s wars. These wars, continued by Obama, remain cash cows for the California cow, I mean senator. I am glad to see people connecting the dollar signs because this is the main reason America is always at war. War pays dividends to lawmakers.

  6. Show Queen says:

    Unless our borders are threatened, there is no rational justification for war. Sorry, Mr. Obama but, homelessness has increased under your administration and state programs to help the poorest Americans are drying up faster than your popularity. You done wrong and you got to go now.

  7. Sayingwhatneedsaying says:

    Unfortunately, I’m retired and on a pension which has Federal taxes witheld before I ever see my monthly check. If there was any way possible for me to not pay my Federal taxes, which I know go to support all the Wars we’re involved in, I’d take advantage of that way. We’re still WASTING $10 BILLION dollars a week on this crap, and I do not support it, in fact i’m damn pissed off about it.

  8. VicoDANIEL says:

    The Pentagon found precious minerals in Afghanistan.

    In the words of Gen. David H. Petraeus, “There is stunning potential here. There are a lot of ifs, of course, but I think potentially it is hugely significant.” Yes indeed, Mr. Petraeus,

    Lithium, beryllium, gold, copper, and cobalt. Trillions of dollars of value.

    I’m afraid the United States will never leave Afghanistan. The Feds might as well add a 51st star to the U.S. flag and make it official.

    vicodaniel1987@yahoo.com

  9. Sayingwhatneedsaying says:

    VicoDaniel… Yes, Now we’ve found another area of the Planet to Rape, and to OLUNDER, and we’ll probably start removing mountain-tops pretty soon to Rob another country of it’s riches, for our own evil use….. Never even bothering to care about the other 95% of the population of the Planet. You know….. the longer I live on this Planet, the more I hate the Country I’m living in. I’m actually ashamed to be an American. Is it any wonder that the rest of the World hates US?

  10. Sayingwhatneedsaying says:

    VicoDaniel… Yes, Now we’ve found another area of the Planet to Rape, and to PLUNDER, and we’ll probably start removing mountain-tops pretty soon to Rob another country of it’s riches, for our own evil use….. Never even bothering to care about the other 95% of the population of the Planet. You know….. the longer I live on this Planet, the more I hate the Country I’m living in. I’m actually ashamed to be an American. Is it any wonder that the rest of the World hates US?

  11. Jolly Roger says:

    Too pessimistic. People thought the US was never going to leave Vietnam. After all, the biggest Embassy we had was in Saigon.

    As for Romney and Huntsman, I’d love to believe them, but I don’t. I’m far from convinced that anything would change were either of them elected. They have some time to make their case, of course. But the case they have to make must go beyond a few platitudes.

  12. Hi VicoDANIEL,

    Lithium and gold are more valuable than oil.

    People are investing in gold to offset the tanking U.S. greenback and lithium is used in virtually every high tech communications device in existence. I heard someone say lithium is used on the space shuttle, in the international space station and many commercial and military aircraft.

    Afghanistan is more precious to the U.S. now than California, Texas and New York all rolled into one.

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