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Americans Oppose Iran Attack by 2-1 Margin
Forward ^ | Sep 11 2012 | Forward

Posted on 09/11/2012 6:10:42 PM PDT by WilliamIII

Despite labeling Iran’s nuclear program as a “critical threat” to U.S. interests, a clear majority of Americans oppose a military strike against Tehran and support a policy of UN sanctions and diplomatic dialogue. The new annual poll published this week by the Chicago Council for Global Affairs on American attitudes towards foreign affairs – dubbed “Foreign Policy in the New Millennium” - found that 70% of Americans oppose a strike on Iran that is not authorized by the UN Security Council, and 51% are opposed even if the UN body does sanction the attack. In addition, 59% of Americans are opposed to US intervention on behalf of Israel in case of Iranian retaliation for a preemptive Israeli attack.

Read more: http://forward.com/articles/162681/americans-oppose-iran-attack-by---margin/#ixzz26DHz4xAA

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iran; irannukes; israel; nukes; waronterror
Not endorsing it, but this could be the poll that Obama is looking at.
1 posted on 09/11/2012 6:10:44 PM PDT by WilliamIII
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To: WilliamIII
The results of the poll depend on the wording of the question. If they ask the question, "Do you support a military strike to stop Iran from building nuclear weapons if diplomacy and sanctions fail to stop Iran?", then you'll get an overwhelming majority of Americans in favor of a strike (easily 75% or more).

I think the Iranians are overconfident about America/NATO/Israel not doing a military strike if Iran continues its nuclear weapons program. The Iranians say things like "Obama was elected to stop two wars and not to start a new war", but that oversimplifies why Zero was elected. His win over McCain in 2008 was largely the result of Bush's mishandling of the mortgage crisis and Bush's terrible decision to let Lehman Brothers go bankrupt instead of at least bailing out bondholders in the way Bear Stearns was bailed out. Zero was not elected mainly on an anti-war platform--he won more on an anti-Bush platform. That was his election strategy: simply blame all US problems on President Bush and say that McCain would be like Bush.

If the Iranians push their nuclear program too far and too hard, they will get hit hard by the US, NATO, and Israel. Everyone in NATO knows that if necessary, it's better to fight a war with Iran today that we will win than to fight a nuclear war with Iran in the year 2050 that we could lose, and lose badly.

2 posted on 09/11/2012 6:21:19 PM PDT by socialism_stinX (If knowledge is power, then why is the MSM mafia so powerful?)
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To: WilliamIII
IIRC we didn't want to get involved with WWII either.

If Japan hadn't attacked US, we'd be reading this in German!

3 posted on 09/11/2012 6:23:22 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a Barack 0b0tt0my!)
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To: rawcatslyentist

Without nuclear weapons, the Germans didn’t have nearly enough firepower to invade America and win. They couldn’t even cross the English channel and defeat Great Britain. IF Hitler had started up a nuclear weapons program and built nukes before we did, then we might be speaking German now. But Hitler was a crazy idiot and a disaster as a military strategist, and reportedly he was not interested (Thank God) in developing nuclear weapons.


4 posted on 09/11/2012 6:28:02 PM PDT by socialism_stinX (If knowledge is power, then why is the MSM mafia so powerful?)
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To: WilliamIII

They never asked me! The entire ME needs to have a layer of glass!


5 posted on 09/11/2012 6:32:27 PM PDT by vet7279
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To: socialism_stinX

Agreed.
Also, the race card was an important factor, which Obama & some of his supporters played during 2008 campaign, & thereafter.
Equally, we often only cite how many people actually voted for Obama in 2008, but not how many voted for McCain!


6 posted on 09/11/2012 6:32:42 PM PDT by odds
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To: WilliamIII

No surprise to me. 50 years of liberal training have made many Americans scared to death of any war regardless and suspicious of the military as a rule. Even when a 9/11 type incident forces it the willpower isn’t there to stay in it long enough to win it.

Hopefully not a majority but a large percentage of Americans just don’t have it in them anymore, much like the Europeans.

IMO this simple fact is going to change how the U.S. “goes to war” from now on out.


7 posted on 09/11/2012 6:33:57 PM PDT by Condor 63
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To: rawcatslyentist

Or Japanese?


8 posted on 09/11/2012 6:42:32 PM PDT by odds
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To: socialism_stinX

Perhaps Hitler would’ve if for example Oppenheimer’s parents hadn’t immigrated to the US.


9 posted on 09/11/2012 6:45:50 PM PDT by odds
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To: WilliamIII

A prominent but misinformed Democrat said to me today, “Romney will get us involved in many wars abroad.”


10 posted on 09/11/2012 6:48:51 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: WilliamIII

An Israel internal poll showed that the majority are against an attack on Iran with out USA involvement

They ought to start packing their bags and leaving


11 posted on 09/11/2012 6:49:39 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: WilliamIII

In other poll results:

98% of Americans do not want another Hiroshima.

94% of Americans do not want another Nagasaki.

88% of Americans wish their children were more like dogs or cats.

82% of Americans want both bacon and cheese on that.

77% of Americans prefer crunchy over creamy.

70% of Americans prefer chewy over crunchy.

66% of Americans feel uncomfortable in the presence of ‘furries’.

53% of Americans think the Apollo 11 Lunar landing was on Mars.

51% of Independent voters wish they could vote for a candidate like America’s greatest president, George Kennedy.


12 posted on 09/11/2012 7:03:25 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: WilliamIII

70% of the US population cannot even be called “Americans” anymore.


13 posted on 09/11/2012 7:10:13 PM PDT by roses of sharon ("Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43)
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To: WilliamIII
Forward has been the communist cry for 130 years. This poll is BS. If you made it clear that we destroy iran and that there will be no nation building after we break and kill her... 70% will demand it to happen.

LLS

14 posted on 09/11/2012 7:23:47 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("if it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: WilliamIII
I thought "Forward," was the key word and theme of the commonist lizard lip's re-election campaign!!!

What's up with this "forward.com" website???

15 posted on 09/11/2012 7:53:29 PM PDT by SierraWasp ("The New Normal," is FAR from any normal!!!)
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To: WilliamIII

The Forward is a legendary name in American journalism and a revered institution in American Jewish life. Launched as a Yiddish-language daily newspaper on April 22, 1897, the Forward entered the din of New York’s immigrant press as a defender of trade unionism and moderate, democratic socialism.

In other words....a Communist Paper

So how do we treat this?

By doing the opposite!!! ATTACK NOW!!!!!!!!!


16 posted on 09/11/2012 8:22:50 PM PDT by LtKerst
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To: LtKerst

and a revered institution in American Jewish life.

Now You know why so many Jews In America are stupid Socialists.....


17 posted on 09/11/2012 8:24:13 PM PDT by LtKerst
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To: WilliamIII

Would you follow DumBO into war?


18 posted on 09/11/2012 8:32:20 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: WilliamIII
That's all we need is ANOTHER WAR TO LOSE. This country has not won a war since WW2. To list some of the big names (where we lost a lot of troops):

Korea...lost

Viet Nam....lost

Gulf War...lost (had to go back)

Iraq.....lost

Afganistan....still losing.

We will never again win a war with troops on the ground because the troops will be held back by the politically correct girly Admirals, Generals, Secretaries of Defense and Presidents. We can only win if we launch or drop a 'big one'........ mushroom clouds ---> Smoke 'um if you got 'um, baby !! And, we got 'um !!

19 posted on 09/11/2012 9:06:09 PM PDT by jmax (Full mag inserted, round in chamber, hammer is back...safety is OFF.)
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To: Jyotishi
A prominent but misinformed Democrat said to me today, “Romney will get us involved in many wars abroad.”

That "prominent but misinformed Democrat" needs to be looking at Obummer, because he sure as hell wants to get us in a war with Syria and/or Iran, he just hasn't found the proper way to spin it yet. Obama and his followers think Syria and Iran would be just like Libya.
20 posted on 09/13/2012 10:58:57 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: af_vet_rr

> ...Obummer, because he sure as hell wants to get us in a war
> with Syria and/or Iran, he just hasn’t found the proper way
> to spin it yet...

He’ll try to spin it on Muslims’ reaction to some film that tells the truth about Islam. This is just a wild guess, of course!


21 posted on 09/14/2012 11:35:31 AM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Jyotishi
He’ll try to spin it on Muslims’ reaction to some film that tells the truth about Islam. This is just a wild guess, of course!

It has to be something that Sunnis and Shiites are split over. That's the whole point of attacking Syria and Iran - weakening the two big governments run by Shiites.

Syria has a lot of Sunnis and is in the middle of a civil war, so that will be an easy one. Iran, not easy at all. Obama and his cronies probably think they can beat Iran with a few days of bombing and missile strikes.
22 posted on 09/14/2012 5:24:24 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: WilliamIII

It’s a Chicago poll, and The Forward has long been a left wing rag..IMHO, it’s less than accurate.


23 posted on 09/16/2012 12:47:40 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: WilliamIII

Agitprop alert. Poll results are worthless. What were the questions and how were they worded?


24 posted on 10/01/2012 11:59:07 AM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: jmax
On the other hand...

Saddam Hussein - dead

Osama Bib Laden - dead

Amanutjob - needs to be dead

25 posted on 10/01/2012 12:04:39 PM PDT by MarMema (eh.)
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To: WilliamIII

Because sanctions worked so well in Iraq. To kill babies with diarrhea, but little else.


26 posted on 10/01/2012 12:06:06 PM PDT by MarMema (eh.)
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To: WilliamIII

I must be a “1” cause if it were up to me,
Iran would be a smoking crater already.


27 posted on 10/01/2012 12:11:05 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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