On this Memorial Day we celebrate the lives of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. However, we have many fighting men and women overseas currently engaged in conflicts that the mainstream media have continued to ignore with Barack Obama as president.
In fact, it is because Barack Obama is president we no longer hear about the conflict in Afghanistan, which has surpassed Vietnam as the longest conflict America has ever been engaged in. The world is more uncertain now than it has been in decades. That is simply a fact. Yet, media silence is deafening.
How do the American people feel about conflicts overseas? For sometime, American attitudes toward conflict has begun to revert to a neo-isolationist mentality. In will be interest to see if the libertarian movement becomes the benefactor of this sentiment. Will the GOP open its arms and embrace this wing of the conservative party for once, or will they double down? Events, to be sure, shape these strategies, but the long-term trend is clear. Rasmussen reports:
With pressure growing for withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan, America’s longest-running war, voters continue to believe strongly in more limited use of the U.S. military overseas.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 69% of Likely U.S. Voters think the United States should not commit forces overseas unless it is vital to U.S. national security. Sixteen percent (16%) disagree with the more restrained use of U.S. military force. Fourteen percent (14%) are undecided.
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