A Majority of Americans Reject Military Threats in Favor of Diplomacy with Iran

Public Now Believes Iraq Invasion Has Increased Likelihood Iran Will Make WMD Most Americans believe the United States should seek better relations with Iran, rather than trying to pressure the government through implied threats of military force. A poll by WorldPublicOpinion.org also finds widespread skepticism among Americans that threatening Iran with air strikes will convince the government of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to stop its uranium enrichment program. Nor does the public believe that an aerial bombing campaign would be able to destroy Iran’s entire nuclear program. The new survey shows, moreover, a major change in American public opinion about the effect of invading Iraq on its neighbor’s nuclear ambitions. In 2003, a large majority believed the U.S. invasion would discourage Iran from pursuing nuclear weapons. Today, most Americans say the invasion has made this outcome more likely… A Majority of Americans Reject Military Threats in Favor of Diplomacy with Iran (Opinion Poll Stanley Foundation, Nov. 2006 in World Public Opinion.org)

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2 thoughts on “A Majority of Americans Reject Military Threats in Favor of Diplomacy with Iran

  1. Nadat Roosevelt, met Wilhelmina’s onmisbare hulp, Japan had gedwongen de VS vloot in Pearl Harbor te vernietigen, hielden alle VS anti oorlogs activisten hun mond.
    Het tot zinken brengen van een VS vliegdekschip, een 6000 doden, is voldoende om het VS volk voor de zoveelste keer oorlogsgezind te maken.
    De kost gaat voor de baat uit.

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