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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Huge majority of Americans would help Israel if it attacked Iran

A huge majority of Americans - 71% - say that the United States should come to Israel's aide militarily in the event that the Jewish state has to fend off an Iranian counterattack after attacking its nuclear program.
The poll found that 71% of those surveyed this month say the US should come to Israel’s defense if, after an Israeli attack to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, Tehran fires on Israel. That number is significantly higher than the 61% who answered the same way in a 2011 TIP poll.
In contrast, 22% of those surveyed in November oppose such intervention, down from 33% last year.
In addition, when asked what the US should do about “a UN resolution recognizing a Palestinian state without an agreement between the parties,” 57% said they thought the American government should oppose the move while 27% said the US should support such a resolution. Sixteen percent said they don’t know.
When it came to the new Egyptian government, 59% of interviewees agreed with the statement that “the United States should cut back its foreign aid to Egypt if we think it is not keeping its treaty obligations to Israel,” of whom 44% felt strongly that that should be done.
There's one small problem. Congress can only appropriate money. They cannot send in US troops. The man who would have to give the order to send troops is most unlikely to give it, and he's not facing reelection anymore.

What could go wrong?

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2 Comments:

At 1:41 AM, Blogger HaDaR said...

Not THEIR president.

 
At 1:51 AM, Blogger Mordechai Y. Scher said...

It doesn't matter what the majority of Americans think regarding the Israel. The Obama gov't doesn't care.

 

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