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Thursday, October 14, 2010


The desperately and somewhat ridiculously named neoconservative front organisation, the Emergency Committee for Israel, headed up by William Kristol, recently commissioned McLaughlin and Associates to conduct a poll to gauge American public opinion about the Zionists and neocons arch-enemy, Iran. One of the questions asked in the poll (Q28) was: Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? “I am strongly opposed to the use of military force by Israel or the United States to attack Iran”. According to the neocon’s poll 52.8% disagreed; in other words, according to the poll, a majority of American’s are not opposed to attacking Iran.

However, the results fly in the face of several other recent polls on American public opinion regarding whether or not America should attack Iran. The 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll found that very few Americans would support a war against Iran; only 25% - and that’s only if Iran attacked American soil.

Last months release of the prestigious Chicago Council on Global Affairs National Survey of American Public Opinion found that only some 38% of Americans would support America going to war against Iran even if Israel attacked Iran.

I’ll leave readers to link to the polls and discover for themselves the disparities between the neocon’s poll and the others. Suffice to say that the neocons poll results is so far out of whack compared with the others that one, at the very least, needs to question the credibility of the neocons’ pollsters, McLaughlin and Associates, while we all know that the neocons themselves, after nearly ten years of lies and wars started with false accusations, have no credibility left whatsoever anyway.


Anonymous said...

The poll was probably taken at the latest AIPAC meeting.

Aletho News said...


Is it possible that the Chicago poll you cite should read "even if Iran attacks Israel" rather than "even if Israel attacks Iran"?

Damian Lataan said...

Hi Atheo, the finding of the Chicago poll reads:

"A majority of Americans think that if Israel were to bomb Iran’s nuclear facilities, Iran were to
retaliate against Israel, and the two were to go to war, the United States should NOT bring its military forces into the war on the side of Israel and against Iran." (p. 7.) (My emphasis)


Aletho News said...

Thanks Damian