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WSJ/NBC News Poll: Americans Want Pullback from World Stage
« on: April 30, 2014, 09:49:27 AM »
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WSJ/NBC News Poll: Americans Want Pullback from World Stage
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 08:35 AM

By: Melissa Clyne

Americans have grown increasingly weary of intervening in other countries’ affairs, according to a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, which shows nearly half want the U.S. to take a less active role on the world stage.

The recent poll results jibe with one from Pew Research Center last year that found 53 percent of Americans – a record figure – believe America “should mind its own business internationally and let other countries get along as best they can." In 1995, 41 percent of Americans felt that way, compared with just 20 percent in 1964.

Nineteen percent of current respondents think the U.S. should take a more active role.

Americans’ sentiments about meddling abroad come as President Obama continues a path of passivity in Russia’s actions in Ukraine.



Obama, who first won election, in part, due to his stance against the Iraq war, has defended his position not to resort to military action in Ukraine. Just 37 percent of Americans approve of how the president is handling the situation there, down from 43 percent in March, according to the Journal.

The president has recently defended his foreign policy strategy.

“For some reason, many who were proponents of what I consider to be a disastrous decision to go into Iraq haven’t really learned the lesson of the last decade, and they keep on just playing the same note over and over again,” he said this week. “My job as Commander-in-Chief is to look at what is it that is going to advance our security interests over the long term, to keep our military in reserve for where we absolutely need it.”

Despite Americans saying they want to reduce the country’s role on the world stage, Obama’s numbers on handling foreign policy have hit an all-time low, according to NBC News. Only 38 percent of Americans approve of how Obama is handling foreign policy, while 53 percent disapprove.

Americans’ sentiments may explain why the U.S. is holding back in Libya and Syria as well as why Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, a Republican who some critics have described as isolationist, is gaining momentum in the polls for the 2016 presidential race, according to the Journal.

"I'm not saying go to war, but I feel like he has a lot of empty threats," Melissa Western, an Arizona independent who voted for Republican Mitt Romney in 2012 told the Journal. "He's hard to take seriously.”
She characterized the president’s foreign policy as “lackadaisical.”

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Re: WSJ/NBC News Poll: Americans Want Pullback from World Stage
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2014, 08:27:26 PM »
Kinda like in the 1930's..
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Re: WSJ/NBC News Poll: Americans Want Pullback from World Stage
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2014, 11:51:09 PM »
Kinda like in the 1930's..

I agree. Led to despotism around the world and a world war.The Treaty of Versailles was just a momentary lapse between the wars.. Many of the "monsters" between the wars such as Hitler ,Mussolini and Stalin  took advantage of the fake peace  . They Treaty also failed to set up the peace that it promised through the League of Nations which later became a total farce. Germany was saddled with war debts that they had to pay under the Treaty also which forbade Germany to have an army over 100,000 men. This also humiliated the people Germany. It is the skyrocketing of debt and humiliation  the German people that led to the rise of anti-Semitism and the rise of Hitler  In Russia, the end of the First World War ended up with the dictatorship of Stalin for 30 years that ended up in the killing of millions of Russians. In the Far east, the end of the First World War emboldened the Japanese to begin to expand their empire beyond its borders by a strong Army and Navy. In the United States, the country sank even more into isolationism after the experience of the nation in WWI. It was not until the bombing of Pearl Harbor, that the sleeping giant was awoken from its slumber. But the biggest failure of all was the Woodrow Wilson of the League of Nations and his fourteen points. The principal point of the League Of Nations was to be a "referee" between nations when disputes happen. As the years dragged on, the true colors of both the League and the Treaty of Versailles became clear. Both the Treaty and the League of Nations lacked the power to enforce the "rules". These holes in the Treaty allowed the rise of Hitler and eventually tear up the Treaty of Versailles and in September of 1939 led to the eventual invasion of Poland and the start of World War II.
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Re: WSJ/NBC News Poll: Americans Want Pullback from World Stage
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2014, 12:16:32 AM »
So, if I read the results correctly, the Democrats along with the MSM have collectively impacted the 41% to 53% number they reference.  With all that, the pendulum is heading back their way.
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Re: WSJ/NBC News Poll: Americans Want Pullback from World Stage
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2014, 12:20:58 AM »
So, if I read the results correctly, the Democrats along with the MSM have collectively impacted the 41% to 53% number they reference.  With all that, the pendulum is heading back their way.

It will have to take another "Pearl Harbor" incident or another 9/11 with the use of WMDs on a population center to wake everybody up.
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