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  •  Do you put words in everyone's mouth? (0+ / 0-)

    Find in my post where I personally support any kind of intervention. At all.

    The entire thesis of my post: Americans support some kinds of intervention more than others, and a question asking about "intervention" is too imprecise to reveal much. Your critiques of the Quinnipiac poll, with the exception of your baseless hint of sinister purposes, are a good contribution to the discussion.

    For better or worse, it's entirely possible to launch missiles without risking (your own) casualties. This is the rationale against drones: that they make war too easy/popular because the consequences to Americans, if even traceable to such attacks, are smaller and attenuated.

    You nail the big picture, but big pictures miss detail. Another big picture: Americans hate Congress. But they like certain actions of Congress more than others, on a case by case basis, depending on specifics.

    Your long list of rhetorical questions meant to be condescending toward me comes off terribly. At least it's because you care, though.

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