Friday, January 27, 2006

Americans seem ready to fight a new war aborad, and at home: "By a wide margin, Americans think Iran is more of a threat to the world than Iraq was before the United States took military action there. Nearly half (47 percent) think Iran is more of a threat than Iraq was, while 25 percent think less of a threat and 19 percent the same. If diplomacy fails, 59 percent support using "whatever military force is necessary," to keep Iran from getting nuclear weapons; however, when presented with specific military options support drops. Some 51 percent support using only air strikes, and 46 percent support using air strikes and ground troops. A 54 percent majority is confident in the ability of the Bush administration to handle the situation with Iran" and also "Americans are willing to tolerate eavesdropping without warrants to fight terrorism"