Thursday, October 1, 2009

Say no shit:

Seems like FOX News wants us to go to war, eh?

By a two-to-one margin the public thinks the U.S. will eventually need to use military force to stop Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons -- 59 percent think so, while 29 percent think Iran can be stopped without the use of force.

Furthermore, 61 percent of Americans support the U.S. taking military action to stop Iran, including majorities of Democrats (53 percent), Republicans (73 percent) and independents (55 percent). Some 28 percent of Americans oppose military action against Iran.

Amazing how those FOX polls just always make it glaringly evident how little we are doing around the world militarily.

Speaking of global deployment, I wonder what the pollsters would report if the question was how many Americans knew we still had hundreds of thousands of troops still deployed in places like Germany and Japan? Or tens of thousand in places like Spain, Italy or Turkey?

Also, if you're ever wondering how to differentiate between a FOX News poll and any other one, simply look for the subtle hints suggesting that government stop spending so much money on programs (cough cough, welfare) and stop intervening in all of our lives (except wiretapping). For example:
Most people -- 77 percent -- say they are worried about Iran obtaining nukes. That's the same number as say they are worried about the increasing size of the federal deficit (77 percent) and about the same that worry the federal government is spending too much money (79 percent).
How incredibly profound!

In terms of the war banter, you listen here media: we're sick of this bullshit. Stop lying to us and then sending us into countries that half of our nation can't even point out on a fucking map. Before you shit your pants about how volatile Iran's nuclear plans are, make sure they have nuclear plans. Because we all remember what happened last time you fearmongerers decided to stop reporting real news.

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