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August 29, 2014


It is a good thing that American foreign policy, at least now, is not based entirely on polling. That has been a bit of a problem in the past. For that is what got you Iraq.

Disagree. Bush/Cheney would have gone into Iraq even if it had 1% approval rating. It wasn't until just prior to the invasion that support for going in the way they did (w/o UN approval, limited coalition) reached 50% approval.

I don't think it would have been possible without broad, if manufactured, public support. I have grave differences with Chomsky but he got that right.

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