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An overwhelming number of voters believe the United States is involved in too many foreign conflicts and should pull back its troops, according to a new poll conducted for The Hill.
Seventy-two percent of those polled said the United States is fighting in too many places, with only 16 percent saying the current level of engagement represented an appropriate level. Twelve percent said they weren’t sure.
Voters also do not think having U.S. soldiers fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq has made the country safer, according to the poll.
The arrogance and obscene waste of DC’s imperial projects can no longer be covered up with flowery language about liberating the world. A real anti-militarism movement is taking coherent form (check out this story, entitled “Bring the troops home — all of them,” to see just how wide and deep this movement is.) As this backlash grows, more people will realize the connection between an aggressive foreign policy and an authoritarian domestic policy. We’ve been sounding the alarm for some time that single-issue politics is self-defeating — the only means of restoring liberty is to dismantle the entire machinery of empire, not just part of it.
A president who can launch wars at will can arrest or assassinate Americans at will. Thank God more people are finally understanding that.