Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Tenth most important foreign policy goal for Democrats

From a Boston Globe story on the Democrats’ shifting foreign policy:

Consider: After Sept. 11, most Democrats agreed that defeating al Qaeda should be foreign policy goal No. 1. Now, while most Americans still share that goal, Democrats rate it 10th, according to a Security and Peace Initiative poll last year; withdrawal from Iraq is named first. Another survey, from MIT, showed that doubts about interventionism have spread beyond Iraq: As of November 2005, only 59 percent of the party-versus 94 percent of Republicans-still supported the invasion of Afghanistan. [Emphasis in original.]
Tenth. No wonder they won’t articulate a foreign policy.

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