POST-WAR RESPITE:

More Americans want US to mind its own business (AFP, 11/17/05)

Concern about the US campaign in Iraq has led a growing number of Americans to believe that the United States should not meddle overseas, according to an opinion poll.

“The percentage of Americans who agree that the ‘US should mind its own business internationally and let other countries get along the best they can on their own’ has risen from 30 percent in 2002 to 42 percent currently,” the poll, conducted by the Pew Research Center in Washington, showed.

“This is on par with the percentage expressing that view during the mid-1970s, following the Vietnam War, and in the 1990s after the Cold War ended,” it added.

The majority should be expected to narrow after we’ve won the most recent war and are in mop-up posture, as now.

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