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January 26, 2006

FoxNews Poll: 59% Support Military Action Against Iran If Diplomacy Fails

Good news, but here's the puzzling part:

If diplomacy fails, 59 percent support using "whatever military force is necessary," to keep Iran from getting nuclear weapons; however, when presented with specific military options support drops. Some 51 percent support using only air strikes, and 46 percent support using air strikes and ground troops.

59% support using "whatever military force is necessary," but only 51% support air strikes alone? What exactly are those 8% thinking?

What definition of "whatever military force is necessary" do they have in mind? I suppose they might be imagining a naval/air blockade, but I think it's more likely they just like to talk tough and then, confronted with the words "air strikes," retreat away from such action.

Still, a lot of people get how much of a threat this maniac state is, and Bush hasn't really even begun making the case against Iran yet.


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