Which Elective War Was America’s Worst Mistake?
Here is today’s online poll question in the Peninsula Daily News:
“Continuing our 10th anniversary lookback at the start of the Iraq War, which one of these post-World War II conflicts do you think was the U.S.'s biggest mistake?”
(This poll is not scientific, because: a) it’s not random; it reflects only the views of people who chose to take part in it; and b) a person can vote more than once.)
With 1,002 votes cast, the results are:
Vietnam — 50.7%
Iraq — 25.1%
Afghanistan — 10.1%
Central America — 2.0%
Korea — 1.7%
Other — 1.4%
None of Them — 9.0%
No, that last answer is NOT a typo. Believe it or not, nine percent of these respondents actually think that all of our corporate-ordered foreign “adventures” were just hunky dory. America is Number One! Any of you swarthy third world tinpots got a problem with that?!?
Nine percent of these respondents will never EVER question anything their government does — except, of course, when there’s a Kenyan Muslim Socialist in the White House.
But there’s one other group that’s even more contemptible than the unquestioning all-obeying nine percent: the people who agree in retrospect that the Iraqi invasion was wrong, and are simultaneously yelling “Stop Iran! Invade Iran NOW before it’s too late!”