Non-Interventionsim Popularity Growth Shunned by Neocons

July 28, 2014 – I heard a new explanation this weekend for why the polls are wrong that indicate the people are accepting the foreign policy of non-interventionism. We all know about the effort to discredit that position by declaring it’s isolationism, supporting our enemies and un-American.
The Wall Street Journal editorial report on Fox News discussed the issue of non-intervention, a position the panel strongly objected to. The host, Paul Gigot, made an effort to have a reasonable discussion on the issue. He challenged Dan Henninger, pointing out the polls are indicating the American people now are supporting staying out of all conflicts.
He indicated there is strong resistance to more wars, which seem to have no merit and have nothing to do with national security. Henninger had the neoconservatives come back to this challenge, simply the polls are wrong, because the American people actually support U.S. militarism overseas as a necessary sign of our strength. Henninger explained that the only reason for the hesitation in supporting the wars is that they just don’t trust Obama to fight the wars. Republican militarism would be fully supported, he argued.
Sure. How easy is it for them to forget the rejections of the Bush foreign policy? Control of Congress and the presidency was lost over the disastrous wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now the disgust is with Obama’s needless intervention in Egypt, Libya, Syria, Ukraine and the Middle East.
There’s a lot more to the anti-war, anti-interventionist sentiments the American people are expressing, like useless wars make no sense. Our economy remains in trouble. Our budget is out of control. Our borders, not foreign borders, need attended to.
Trying to convince the people that the growing support for non-interventionist foreign policy is not real is wishful thinking and nothing more than neocon spin.