On Talking To Our Enemies, Obama Is More in Line with Public Opinion

You’d certainly never know it from hanging out at far right/neoconservative haunts, large majorities of Americans disagree with the Bush administration’s militaristic, unilateral foreign policy. Two recent polls show that most Americans think the U.S. government should use diplomatic and economic, not military, means to resolve conflicts with other countries — including Iran.

A Gallup poll that came out on Monday showed that “67 percent of Americans support the president meeting with leaders of countries considered US enemies; 79 percent of Democrats think so, as do 70 percent of independents. Only a slight majority of Republicans, 51 percent, oppose such talks.”:

Another poll, published by Public Agenda, reveals similar results.

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