Americans: No Foreign Wars

18% Say U.S. Should Do More to Help Change Syrian Government – Rasmussen Reports™

As the devastating civil war in Syria drags on into its fourth year, U.S. voters remain just as reluctant about American involvement.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 18% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the United States should do more to bring about a change in the government in Syria. Forty-seven percent (47%) do not think the United States should do more. One-out-of-three voters (35%) are undecided.

And well they should be reluctant, given the horrific mess George W. Bush managed to make of Iran and Afghanistan.  Thousands of Americans dead, Islamic terrorism at least as powerful and dangerous as ever, and now spreading rapidly, and our own people still subject to rectal probes when they try to travel, while the state spies on every aspect of their lives in order to “protect them from terrorism.”

I said at the time that one of the worst outcomes of the Bush administration would be that he would poison the well for any US military action abroad, no matter what the reason.  Including any military efforts to prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons.


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Americans: No Foreign Wars — 4 Comments

  1. Islamofascists are fighting Baathist Islamofascists and killing each other. Why would we want either side to win? It is in our best interests to sit back, break out the popcorn and look forward to a bloody decades long civil war in which neither side wins.

    Plus given how we screwed up Egypt and Libya, where we should have backed existing regimes against Islamofascists, how can anyone expect us to get it right in Syria? Granted Bush screwed up, but it is obvious Obama is trying to back the enemy or at least the worst of two really bad options.

  2. Screw the rest of the world. If anyone screams for Americans to bail them out, militarily or financially, let them offer up natural resources or let them screw off.

    I sympathize with the kidnapped girls in Nigeria, but it’s not our problem. If the majority of Nigerians want to get the girls back, they’ll probably be able to figure it out. Oh, sure, if we get satellite data or something that will help the anti-islamic forces, go ahead and share that. But one drop of American blood? Why should be spill it?

    I’m minded of the massive ingratitude normally shown by pretty much the entire world when our blood and treasure is used to help them. In particular, I’m minded of Afghanistan, I think, where women were grateful for us liberating them from the Taliban’s restrictions… but supported the religion which gave rise to the Taliban and bitched out the people who tried to put in better education, more freedom, less corruption. Screw them.

    There was also Indonesia, where the US Navy helped out after a tsunami or other natural disaster, when no one else did. And the US got bitched out. “Not enough!” “Not fast enough!” “My mother died! Where were you?” Screw ’em.

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