Americans unmoved by Obama speech
We're all isolationists now. Choke on it, Neocons. Here are the numbers:
Three-quarters of Americans support efforts to resolve the crisis in Syria through an international agreement to control chemical weapons, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll that shows steady opposition to U.S. military action. The poll of 776 Americans, conducted over three days this week, indicates that just 25 percent of Americans oppose diplomacy to deal with the crisis that was ignited by the Aug. 21 chemical attack in a Damascus suburb that U.S. officials say killed more than 1,400 adults and children. The survey reflects the anti-war sentiment that has shadowed President Barack Obama's request for congressional authorization for a military strike against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government in light of the chemical attack.Much of the credit (or blame, depending on your pov) for this falls on George W. Bush. W the Conqueror roused the heartland to support his wars of choice with their sons, tax dollars, and loyalty. In return, they got a busted economy, a crippled military, and the greatest debacle in US diplomatic history. Put these events in context with other developments we've been following, such as the growing interest in secession and a general mistrust of government--especially the national government--and you have the ingredients for REAL change. We're due.