Attention, Susan And Samantha

The American public doesn’t want to intervene anywhere abroad – apart from Iran getting a nuclear weapon. 61 percent say that Syria is not our problem. 58 percent want the US not to take the lead in solving international conflict. Compare those numbers in the same poll just before the Iraq war: 48 percent thought the US should take the lead then, compared with 35 percent now. Even on the Iran question, currently 59 percent say that the country can be contained for now, and 21 percent believe it’s not a threat at all to the US, leaving a majority of 80 percent against the neocon position (smart smart smart smart smart).

We have a neo-imperial apparatus in Washington and an anti-imperial public. At some point, one of those will have to give.