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.