November 23, 2009

SQUIRREL!:

Why More Favor War in Iran While Support for the Afghan Effort is Dropping (Jodie Allen, 11/23/09, Thomas Jefferson Street blog)

[E]ven as enthusiasm for involvement in Afghanistan faded, an October Pew Research survey, found that by a substantial 61 percent to 24 percent margin, Americans said that it is more important to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons than to avoid a military conflict with that country. True, the survey also found hefty support for direct negotiations—but most Americans just don't think they'll work. And when faced with the choice between a nuclear-armed Iran and military action, most Americans choose conflict.

Democracies have short attention spans.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 23, 2009 4:45 PM
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