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Poll Finds Dissatisfaction Over Iraq
New York Times ^ | June 23, 2014 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR and DALIA SUSSMAN

Posted on 06/23/2014 9:00:03 PM PDT by Second Amendment First

Dissatisfaction with President Obama’s conduct of foreign policy has shot up among both Republicans and Democrats in the past month, even though a slim majority supports his recent decision to send military advisers to Iraq to confront the growing threat from militants there, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.

The survey suggests that most Americans back some of Mr. Obama’s approaches to the crisis in Iraq, including majority support for the possibility of drone strikes. But the poll documents an increasing lack of faith in the president and his leadership, and shows deep concern that further intervention by the United States in Iraq could lead to another long and costly involvement there. Continue reading the main story Related Coverage

A Mahdi Army fighter stood guard in front of a Shiite mosque on Friday in the northern oil-rich province of Kirkuk, Iraq. In a New York Times/CBS News poll, 42 percent of Americans said the United States had a responsibility to do something about the hostilities in Iraq.

The poll found that 58 percent of Americans disapprove of the way Mr. Obama is handling foreign policy, a jump of 10 points in the last month to the highest level since Mr. Obama took office in 2009. The spike in disapproval is especially striking among Democrats, nearly a third of whom said they did not approve of his handling of foreign policy.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: iraq; iraqkatrina; katrina
After six years, you can't still vote "present".
1 posted on 06/23/2014 9:00:03 PM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First

Libs need someone, or something to blame...ALWAYS, so they need to blame DEMOCRATS, and the DEMOCRAT PARTY for all they perceive is wrong. For once they’d be right on the mark.


2 posted on 06/23/2014 9:16:23 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Second Amendment First

Obama is a designated loser.

No Military conflict in the World can be won with Obama involved in ANY way.

Hitler had the same problem as Obama does of trying to micro-manage what he cannot understand.

Hitler at least tried to win militarily, whereas Obama tries to avoid Military Victories at all costs.


3 posted on 06/23/2014 9:22:36 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Second Amendment First

Just who could be satisfied with Iraq ?


4 posted on 06/23/2014 9:40:15 PM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: reefdiver
"Just who could be satisfied with Iraq ?"

Someone sewing chaos to create a terrorist state. Someone trying to create the Greater Caliphate. Someone trying to overthrow the Syrian government by providing heavy weaponry taken from Iraq.

5 posted on 06/24/2014 1:27:28 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Second Amendment First

Polls show dissatisfaction? Well, then, this is serious. Send Lurch. He’s easier to bend over when he’s jet lagged.


6 posted on 06/24/2014 3:46:57 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Send Lurch?

From the article, look what one Obama voter said:

“I understand he wants to fight terrorism, but send in robots, drones. Don’t send in our troops.”

Robots and drones . . . magical thinking . . . “Swords and Sorcery”:

pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/2014/06/23/sword-and-sorcery/


7 posted on 06/24/2014 4:24:22 AM PDT by Cap Huff
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To: Cap Huff

Lurch is already there. No robot, but close.


8 posted on 06/24/2014 5:00:19 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

He is a drone, that’s for sure . . .


9 posted on 06/24/2014 5:08:57 AM PDT by Cap Huff
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To: Second Amendment First

The solution is easy. First we wish ourselves back a couple years, then...


10 posted on 06/24/2014 5:17:38 AM PDT by conejo99
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To: Second Amendment First

58% vote against him, but they’d still vote too keep the free check that comes in monthly. I just love how people who voted for this scum now are voting in polls against him. They put him in the position to do all this, yet they want the free stuff he gives them. Makes me sick to call myself an American when Americans have decided to make decisions based on the check the government gives them than their duty to the Republic. I served this nation for over 20 years in the military and now wonder why I wasted my time defending and bleeding in the Central Highlands for people who don’t give a care.


11 posted on 06/24/2014 11:20:13 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (MARANATHA, MARANATHA, Come quickly LORD Jesus!!! Father send thy Son!! Its Time!)
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To: Cap Huff

When winter comes, the drones are thrown out of the hive to starve to death. Winter is coming.


12 posted on 06/24/2014 1:05:30 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Graewoulf

“Obama is a designated loser.

No Military conflict in the World can be won with Obama involved in ANY way.”

I wouldn’t go that far, at some point the sheer size and skill of our military can be enough to force victory in-spite of whatever Obama might try to do.

Even if we don’t have patriotic generals like Macarthur willing to get fired just to win us the war.


13 posted on 06/24/2014 3:43:24 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: Monorprise

Obama has already fired them.


14 posted on 06/24/2014 4:54:00 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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