Foreign Policy

Vox Populi, Vox De-What?, or the Powerful Allure of "If We're In It, We're In It to Win It"


Survey says: most of us (55 percent) "oppose" the U.S. war in Afghanistan. Of that same group of us polled by CNN, 59 percent "favor" Obama's plan to send 30,000 more troops "in an attempt to stabilize the situation there." A sign of the grim political inertia of ongoing war: once it starts, even a lot of the people against it are simultaneously for it.